Classic Empire Strikes Back with GI Arkansas Derby win – Results and Replay

Replay,

(Link to the Final 2017 Derby Points Leaderboard)


Classic Empire – returning to his winning ways here in the $1,000,000 GI Arkansas Derby today and is now back in the Kentucky Derby conversation with enough “Derby Points” for a berth in that May 6th classic!

Classic Empire, rallied up late in deep stretch to win by 1/2 length today’s GI Arkansas Derby putting him back in the Kentucky Derby conversation with 132 points.

Conquest Mo Money, took the runner -up spot and the 40 Derby Points to put him on the road to Louisville, while Lookin At Lee, took 3rd back another length back also with a big late run as Sonneteer, 2nd in the GII Rebel Stakes last time filled out today’s super! 

Malagacy, the race co-favorite was 5th but still has enough points for a May 6th, Kentucky Derby start!


Results,

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:48.93

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
2
Classic Empire
Julien R. Leparoux 5.80 4.40 3.80
11
Conquest Mo Money
Jorge Carreno   12.00 7.80
6
Lookin At Lee
Luis Contreras     5.40

Also ran were:
7 – Sonneteer , 12 – Malagacy , 9 – Untrapped , 3 – Silver Dust , 8 – Rowdy the Warrior , 4 – Petrov , 10 – One Dreamy Dude , 5 – Grandpa’s Dream , 1 – Rockin Rudy


Wager Type Winning Numbers Payoff
$0.50 Pick 3 5-7-2 (3 correct) 287.70
$1 Exacta 2-11 50.10
$0.10 Superfecta 2-11-6-7 282.01
$0.50 Trifecta 2-11-6 193.60

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