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Texas Red Sidelined From Kentucky Derby Trail, Temporarily

Texas Red Sidelined From Kentucky Derby Trail, Temporarily: The favorite in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool, Texas Red, has been sidelined due to a foot abscess. Confirmation with co-owner Erich Brehm, Sr. by email revealed the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Champion is healing just fine and will point towards the Arkansas Derby if all goes according to plan.

Texas Red Horse

Texas Red taking a long nap after the victorious 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile romp. Dreaming of Twin Spires perhaps? Photo: Lee Michaels

Most recently, the fan-favorite Texas Red finished 2nd in the G2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park on February 1, 2015 just behind Lord Nelson. Experts agree that Texas Red looked strong in the seven-furlong race and should improve nicely before the first Saturday in May.

Texas Red currently sits on the Kentucky Derby leader board in 6th place with a total of 12 points. If the son of Afleet Alex manages to pull off a first place finish in the $1,000,000 G1 Arkansas Derby on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Oaklawn Park, he’ll score 100 additional points on the Kentucky Derby Trail.

Keith Desormeaux (also the trainer), Lee Michaels, Dr. Gene Voss, Wayne Detmar and Partnership Manager Erich Brehm, Sr. own Texas Red. Kent Desormeaux is Texas Red’s regular jockey and has led the colt to victory twice to date.

After a little bit of recovery time, we look forward to seeing Texas Red in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, 2015.

Related Links:
Texas Red Interview with Lee Michaels
Texas Red Interview with Erich Brehm, Sr.

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