A Jackpot for Doug?
Racing against much tougher horses than he's ever met before, Dougs Buddy could easily be an also-ran in Saturday's $1 million Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs. Then again, he's undefeated, and maybe there's more to this horse from the hinterlands than meets the eye. We'll know Saturday, when Dougs Buddy might just become one of the most unlikely Kentucky Derby candidates ever.The Delta Jackpot has soared in popularity in recent years among horsemen. The $1 million purse has a lot to do with it, but its greatest attribute is that it gives the winner a guaranteed spot in the following year's Kentucky Derby field. That's why Bob Baffert will be there Saturday with Grade 1 winner Drill, Belmont-winning trainer Kelly Breen is coming to town with My Adonis and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is coming in with Longview Drive. It's no different with Dougs Buddy, whose connections are dreaming of things far bigger and better than the Canadian Juvenile at little Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.
It's no different with Dougs Buddy, whose connections are dreaming of things far bigger and better than the Canadian Juvenile at little Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.
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