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Vekoma

2019 Kentucky Derby Contender

Owner: R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables
Trainer: George Weaver
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Post Position: 6
ML Odds: 20/1
Finish Position: 12th

Get to Know Vekoma


Sire: Candy Ride (Ride the Rails)
Dam: Mona de Momma (Speightstown)
Date of Birth: May 22, 2016
Breeder: Alpha Delta Stables, LLC

Starts: 4
Wins: 3
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $788,850

Last 4 Races


Date Track Race Finish
April 6, 2019KeenelandBlue Grass Stakes (Gr. 2)1st
March 2, 2019Gulfstream ParkXpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (Gr. 2)3rd
November 11, 2018AqueductNashua Stakes (Gr. 3)1st
September 23, 2018Belmont ParkMaiden Special Weight1st

Bettor's Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

On paper, you love what you see from the Blue Grass winner, who has scored in 3 of 4 starts. To the eye, it’s almost cringe-worthy watching his inefficient stride and paddling action. Long-term that’s a bad prognosis, but in the short-term it’s worked out fine for him so far. Can Vekoma give away efficiency and last 10 furlongs vs. top horses? Only 3 horses in the last century have won the Kentucky Derby with 4 or fewer career starts (Justify, Animal Kingdom and Big Brown). The Blue Grass is responsible for 23 Kentucky Derby winners in its history, second-most to the Xpressbet Florida Derby’s 24. And while 11 have swept both races in Kentucky, none have done so since Strike the Gold in 1991. Trainer George Weaver gets only his second Derby starter (2015 Tendendur, 17th), while champion jockey Javier Castellano tries to snap a 0-for-12 mark in the run for the roses. He was third last year aboard Audible.

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News

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4.7.2019

Vekoma Wins G2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland

Gatsas Stable and R.A. Hill Stable’s Vekoma took command from Somelikeithotbrown in the middle of the far turn and went on to post a 3½-length victory over Win Win Win in the 95th running of the $1...

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