Undefeated Dortmund draws rail for $1M Santa Anita Derby
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Undefeated Dortmund drew the No. 1 post position and is the early 3-5 favorite for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby this weekend.
The 3-year-old colt is 5-0 for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who will also saddle One Lucky Dane on Saturday in the West Coast's major prep for the Kentucky Derby. One Lucky Dane will break from the No. 2 post in the six-horse field.
Baffert is seeking a record seventh win in the 1 1/8-mile race.
Dortmund is coming off a 1 1/4-length victory in the San Felipe on March 7. A son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, Dortmund has been favored in all five of his starts. He's been the odds-on choice in his last four races and likely will be again this weekend under Martin Garcia.