Kentucky Derby 2014; We Miss Artie will Race
Kentucky Derby 2014; We Miss Artie will Race: Cozy in the 10th place position with 60 points on the Kentucky Derby leader board, We Miss Artie prepares for the 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby which may surprisingly result in Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s first Kentucky Derby win on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. We Miss Artie didn’t impress Todd Pletcher in a workout on Sunday at Churchill Downs. Despite Trainer Todd Pletcher’s recommendations to “consider other options” for the Canadian-bred We Miss Artie, Ken Ramsey pursues a Derby victory with the colt.
Todd A. Pletcher currently has three other possible Kentucky Derby starters in addition to We Miss Artie including Vinceremos, Danza, and Intense Holiday. We Miss Artie is owned by Kenneth L. Ramsey and Sarah K. Ramsey, who also enter Vicar’s In Trouble into the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Jockey Javier Castellano will team up with We Miss Artie for the Kentucky Derby. We Miss Artie is breed by Richard L. Lister and was foaled on March 30th, 2011 by Artie Schiller and dam Athena’s Gift.
Currently this year, We Miss Artie is ranked in 30th place out of 29,354 race horses. We Miss Artie has had 3 starts this year including 1 first, and 1 second, and 0 thirds. So far this year, We Miss Artie has earned $302,000 with $100,667 earnings per start. Over the course of We Miss Artie’s career there have been 8 starts including 3 firsts, 2 seconds and 0thirds. We Miss Artie has earned $609,000 over the course of an entire career with $76,125 earnings per start.
We Miss Artie has not had a very filled race calendar this race season, but has still earned enough points towards the Kentucky Derby trail to earn a spot. However, We Miss Artie has had two big wins. First on October 5th, 2013 We Miss Artie won 1st place in the 2013 Breeder’s Futurity at Keeneland. It was a grade 1 race at 1 1/16 mile distance. In March of this year, on the 22nd, We Miss Artie also took home the first place win at the grade 3 1 1/8 mile 2014 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.
Kentucky Derby 2014 Odds and Post Positions
1 Vicar’s In Trouble 20-1 and Rosie Napravnik
2 Harry’s Holiday 50-1 and Corey Lanerie
3 Uncle Sigh 30-1 and Irad Ortiz, Jr.
4 Danza 8-1 and Joe Bravo
5 California Chrome 5-2 and Victor Espinoza
6 Samraat 15-1 and Jose Ortiz
7 We Miss Artie 50-1 and Javier Castellano
8 General A Rod 15-1 and Joel Rosario
9 Vinceremos 30-1 and Joe Rocco, Jr.
10 Wildcat Red 15-1 and Luis Saez
Hoppertunity 6-1 and Mike Smith SCRATCHED
11 Dance With Fate 20-1 and Corey Nakatani
12 Chitu 20-1 and Martin Garcia
13 Medal Count 20-1 and Robby Albarado
14 Tapiture 12-1 and Ricardo Santana Jr.
15 Intense Holiday 8-1 and John Velazquez
16 Commanding Curve 50-1 Shaun Bridgmohan
17 Candy Boy 15-1 and Gary Stevens
18 Ride On Curlin 15-1 and Calvin Borel
19 Wicked Strong 6-1 and Rajiv Maragh
20 Pablo Del Monte 50-1 and Jeffrey Sanchez