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Golden Ballet to dance in Derby?

Updated: February 26, 2001, 6:18 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Barry Irwin, the president of the Team Valor syndicate, is entertaining thoughts of running standout filly Golden Ballet in a Kentucky Derby prep race, which could lead to a start in the Derby itself. Golden Ballet is scheduled to run next against fillies in the March 10 Santa Anita Oaks. Irwin said that she should run well in that race he may test her against males in her next outing. "If she were to win the Santa Anita Oaks big we would consider running her in one of the Derby preps," ...

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