Goldencents wins the Santa Anita Derby

Goldencents and Kevin Krigger win the Grade I $750,000 Santa Anita Derby Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.  ©Benoit Photo

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Trainer Doug O’Neill is on his way to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with an OBS graduate for the second straight year. W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racing’s Goldencents turned back a late charge by Flashback to win the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) by a length and a quarter, with fellow OBS graduate Super Ninety Nine (June ’12) settling for third. Like O’Neill’s 2012 Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another (April ’11), Goldencents was purchased by the trainer’s brother Dennis, who plucked the colt by Into Mischief out of the Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2012 OBS June Sale for $62,000. The newest OBS millionaire, Goldencents is now 6-4-1-0 and has earned $1,250,000. watch his under tack video