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Silver Max the favorite at VA Derby

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - Silver Max and Summer Front will be the odds-on favorites Saturday evening when the 15th annual Virginia Derby takes place at Colonial Downs.

The $600,000 stakes race for three year olds will be held at the 1 ¼ mile distance over the Secretariat Turf Course. Nine horses will compete in all.

Silver Max has won his last five turf track appearances all with different jockeys at various tracks. Summer Front is four for his last four.

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will race for the first time ever at Colonial Downs with Optimizer, a horse that competed in all three Triple Crown legs this year.

The Derby will be the ninth of 14 races on the night, and it is scheduled to go off at 8:38 PM. The race will be the first ever held under the track's new turf lights.

Draw List :

1 – Optimizer

2 – Finnegans Wake

3 – Two Months Rent

4 – Coach Royal

5 – Summer Front

6 – Easy Crossing

7 – Silver Max

8 – Lucky Chappy

9 - Mr. Handsome

 

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