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Om wins Grade 2 Del Mar Derby for 3-year-olds

Om wins Grade 2 Del Mar Derby for 3-year-olds

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 6, 2015 at 8:50 p.m.


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DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Om led all the way to win the $250,000 Del Mar Derby for 3-year-olds by 2 1/4 lengths Sunday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, Om ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf in 1:47.79 and paid $15, $7.20 and $3.20.

Royal Albert Hall returned $20.20 and $4.40 at 30-1 odds, while 1-5 favorite Prospect Park was another 2 1/2 lengths back in third and paid $2.10 to show in the Grade 2 race.

The victory, worth $150,000, increased Om's career earnings to $274,500, with three wins in seven starts for trainer Dan Hendricks.

Om previously was best known as the horse that won a race last summer in which American Pharoah made his career debut and finished fifth.

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah was paraded after the fourth race, entering the track to "New York, New York," one of owner Ahmed Zayat's favorite songs. A video highlighting the colt's career so far was played. He was led from the barn to the paddock by assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes, his groom and exercise rider and trainer Bob Baffert's young son, Bode. He made three laps around before taking to the track.

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