Saturday, April 28 2012
ROSES ULTIMATE GOAL FOR TAMPA BAY DERBY WINNER PROSPECTIVE
Owner John C. Oxley and trainer Mark Casse took several days after Prospective’s lackluster sixth-place finish in the Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes to decide whether to enter the 3-year-old colt in the Kentucky Derby.
Oxley won the 2001 Kentucky Derby with Monarchos and captured the Kentucky Oaks with Gal in a Ruckus in 1995, the same year he ran both Jambalaya Jazz and Pyramid Peak in the Derby. Oxley and his wife Debby also campaigned 1999 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Beautiful Pleasure.
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