is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Golden Soul Makes it to the Derby!

GOLDEN SOUL will start from the 4th post position
Another longshot is GOLDEN SOUL, whose journey to the 2013 Kentucky Derby was not taken by the easy path.
 
 
 Owned by uber diamond geologist Charles Fipke, GOLDEN SOUL has turned out to be quite the gem...
it just took a little time
and little luck for 
things to come to fruition. 

 
 
 He broke his maiden in his 2nd start last year in December at the Fair Grounds after missing by a nose in his first start at Churchill Downs. 
Trainer, Dallas Stewart

Then, he made his 2013 debut running a distant 2nd in the Lecomte Stakes, finished 6th in the Risen Star Stakes, and then 4th in the Louisiana Derby. 
Robbie Albarado has ridden to victory over 4,000 times
 
Why I like GOLDEN SOUL:  I love underdogs...it took three horses to drop out for him to get into the  Kentucky Derby field.  Also, his jockey is seasoned veteran Robbie Albarado, who will be put to the test since GOLDEN SOUL tends to rally from far back, and with 19 other testosterone-driven colts in the Springtime, he may do well to linger back in the easy zone until some of the boys calm down settle into their own pace.  
 
Also, his mama is a Mr. Prospector mare, that's 'golden!'  
 
This rose is from the 2012 Kentucky Derby!
 

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