LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – After winning the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland earlier this month, 3-year-old colt Zandon is getting ready to run in the Kentucky Derby 148.
The horse owned by Jeff Drown had been staying at Keeneland since the win, resting and training at his familiar grounds as a Keeneland alum from the September 2020 yearling sale.
“Obviously the next month will be very exciting not having been through it I can’t say for sure Chad’s got a great hand training so he’ll set up the training schedule and keep Zandon on track I’m confident in him to go to Churchill and make a run hopefully for the roses and have a solid opportunity it’s great,” Drown said after winning the Blue Grass Stakes.
He ran one last practice work on Saturday morning with trainer Chad Brown, running a four furlongs half mile with a time of :48.60 over a fast track, doing his thing before the general races began.
Sunday morning was the big day for the Derby-bound horse, leaving Keeneland to take the short trip on I-64 over to Louisville to saddle in at Churchill Downs, where he will stay until the Run of the Roses on Saturday, May 7.
The $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) will give 20 colts a special chance at horse racing immortality on The First Saturday in May. Zandon will have his final Derby work this upcoming Saturday.