Local Breeder and Owner, Peter Redekop for the second year in a row has a horse on the Kentucky Derby Trail.
Anneau d’Or broke his maiden back on September 29, 2019 at Golden Gate field in a Maiden Special Weight race by a very impressive 8 length victory.
His second lifetime start came in the Breeders Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita where he finished a very game second beaten just a head.
The Los Alamitos Futurity was his third lifetime start where lost a neck decision to Thousand Words.
The Rising Star is a $400,000 prep race having 50 Kentucky Derby Points to the winner. If he wins he is almost assured a spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd at Churchill Downs.
Fairgrounds have split the Rising Star into two divisions with Anneau d’Or in the second division, which is the 13th Race on Saturday’s 13 race card. The race is off at 3:12 PST here on the West Coast.
Trainer Blaine Wright has added blinkers and Joel Rosario takes over the reigns for the Rising Star.