Second City first in G3 BC Derby
Sunday, September 09, 2012
With a big last-to-first move, Second City rolled down the stretch to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 British Columbia Derby (G3) Sunday at Hastings Park. The bay 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor was making his stakes debut and is the sixth graded stakes winner of 2012 by his sire. As a testament to his worldwide appeal, Distorted Humor's graded winners have come in France, Dubai, Canada and the United States.

Second City brought a perfect 3-for-3 record to Hastings, with a pair of allowance victories at Charles Town Races in West Virginia and a maiden win at Penn National. In three starts, he had never been headed, but after a slow break, jockey Richard Hamel found himself in the back of the 11-horse field. Still in last after a half-mile, Hamel began his move in the three-path midway down the backstretch.

Hamel had his mount four-wide on the final turn, but he was gaining momentum and passing horses despite the outside trip. Entering the homestretch, Second City forged to the front, passing a three-horse entry that was the 2-5 favorite, and drawing away in the final sixteenth of a mile.

“He just missed the break and then horses on his outside came over and shut him off,” Hamel said. “He seemed comfortable back there, and I didn’t want to force the issue. He started picking up horses at the three-eighths pole, and I figured I better start looking for a place to go with him. I had a lot of horse, so I just went wide.”

Still perfect in four starts, Second City now has bankrolled $172,404. Bred in Kentucky by Darley, Second City is now owned by Peter Redekop B.C., Ltd. Redekop purchased his stable star after he won his second start at Charles Town.

“The plan was to be on or near the lead, so for him to win the way he did was unbelievable,” said Redekop.

Second City is out of Sis City, winner of the Ashland S. (G1), Demoiselle S. (G2) and Davona Dale S. (G2).
Visit Distorted Humor's Page Distorted Humor
Thrilling Honorable Miss H. (G2) goes to Haveyougoneaway title=
Congrats

Thrilling Honorable Miss H. (G2) goes to Haveyougoneaway

Congrats' top-class mare Haveyougoneaway won her fifth stakes, and first in a graded race with a gallant victory in the $200,000 Honorable Miss H. (G2)...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile 2YO takes Group 3 in Japan title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile 2YO takes Group 3 in Japan

Levante Lion is now a perfect 2-for-2 following the 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile's victory in the July 23 Hakodate Nisai S. (G3) on July 24...

[read more]

Exposure newest stakes winner for Colonel John title=
Colonel John

Exposure newest stakes winner for Colonel John

Colonel John, the leading 2016 Fourth-Crop sire of graded stakes horses, black type horses and winners, got his 20th lifetime black type horse on Saturday...

[read more]

Super Allison gallant in NY Oaks victory title=
Super Saver

Super Allison gallant in NY Oaks victory

Super Allison became Super Saver's latest stakes winner with an extremely game victory in the $75,000 New York Oaks on Saturday...

[read more]

WinStar's One Liner triumphs in Saratoga MdSpWt title=
One Liner

WinStar's One Liner triumphs in Saratoga MdSpWt

One Liner, co-owned by China Horse Club and WinStar Farm, forged to the lead in mid-stretch and went on to a 1 1/2-length maiden special weight win Saturday afternoon...

[read more]

Midnight Storm repels all challengers in Eddie Read S. (G2) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Midnight Storm repels all challengers in Eddie Read S. (G2)

Midnight Storm chalked up his second straight graded stakes victory in Sunday's $250,000 Eddie Read S., winning by a half-length after controlling the pace...

[read more]

Colonel John filly crushes foes in Angie C. S. title=
Colonel John

Colonel John filly crushes foes in Angie C. S.

Karula was making her racing debut, but lack of experience didn't hold back the 2-year-old daughter of Colonel John, who rocketed to an 11-length victory in the $50,000 Angie C. S...

[read more]

Gemologist filly scores first out in Del Mar maiden special weight title=
Gemologist

Gemologist filly scores first out in Del Mar maiden special weight

Making her debut Saturday at Del Mar, Morganite turned in a professional-looking performance to best a field of 10 2-year-old fillies by 1 1/2-lengths...

[read more]

American Patriot sets track record in Grade 3 Kent S. title=
American Patriot

American Patriot sets track record in Grade 3 Kent S.

WinStar Farm's homebred colt American Patriot set a course record Saturday at Delaware Park while winning the 1 1/8-mile Kent S. (G3)...

[read more]

More Than Ready colt sparkles in Rose Bowl S. title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready colt sparkles in Rose Bowl S.

Mokarris' commanding win in the Rose Bowl S. Friday at Newbury raceourse in England gave the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt his first stakes win...

[read more]