Lookin At Lucky might have given his connections and backers a little scare, but the colt proved his class Saturday when he rallied from well back to capture the 16th running of the Grade 2, $510,900 Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park.
Easily the biggest draw in the history of Thoroughbred racing in Indiana will be at Hoosier Park on Saturday when Lookin At Lucky prepares for the Breeders' Cup Classic in the Grade 2, $500,000 Indiana Derby.
Concord Point turned back a sustained run from Exhi to post easily his richest career victory Saturday in the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby, the annual showcase event at Mountaineer Racetrack in Chester, W.Va.
Bob Baffert was at Churchill Downs early Thursday to give an unofficial kickoff to the run-up to Kentucky Derby 136, sending Lookin At Lucky and Conveyance out for serious workouts on another unseasonably warm morning.
Three-year-olds got the best of their elders in dramatic fashion Friday when Blame, ridden by Jamie Theriot, beat Misremembered by a neck in the 135th running of the Grade 2, $460,600 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.
Any doubts about Indian Blessing's ability to carry the speed she displayed winning the Frizette Stakes at Belmont last month around two turns were dispelled with her 3 1/2-length win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.