Bred: Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider (Ky.)
Sire: War Front
Dam: Leave, by Pulpit
A homebred, Departing stepped onto the Kentucky Derby trail after winning his first two races by a combined 6 3/4 lengths. He went on to place third in the Louisiana Derby (G2) and win the Illinois derby (G3) by 3 1/4 lengths. Running in his first Grade 1, he finished sixth in the Preakness Stakes.
Departing is out of a full sister to stakes winner Laity and comes from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Zensational.