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Art by Jen Ferguson

The $1-million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday at Santa Anita Park drew a number of elite Kentucky Derby hopefuls, including leading classics contenders California Chrome, Candy Boy and Hoppertunity.

The Santa Anita Derby is California’s signature prep race for the first jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. The 2012 Santa Anita Derby victor, I’ll Have Another, went on to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

In 1988 and 1989, Winning Colors and Sunday Silence, respectively, completed the Santa Anita Derby-Kentucky Derby double.

BE THERE: The most affordable Derby Experience is up for grabs: get an Official Kentucky Derby Ticket Package with a great view of the start/finish line, open bar and much more.

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who will ride Candy Boy, has won the race a record nine times.

Hall of Famer Bob Baffert’s six wins in the race are a record for a trainer. He will saddle Hoppertunity on Saturday.

$1-million Santa Anita Derby

Saturday, Santa Anita Park, Race 8, 6:30 p.m. ET

1 1/8 miles, 3-year-olds

Television: NBC Sports Network – 5:30 p.m. ET

PP

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Morning Line

1

Rprettyboyfloyd

Rafael Bejarano

Denise E. Breuer

20-to-1

2

Friendswith K Mill

Tyler Baze

Doug F. O'Neill

20-to-1

3

Hoppertunity

Mike E. Smith

Bob Baffert

3-to-1

4

Big Tire

Edwin A. Maldonado

Mark Glatt

20-to-1

5

California Chrome

Victor Espinoza

Art Sherman

6-to-5

6

Candy Boy

Gary L. Stevens

John W. Sadler

9-to-5

7

Schoolofhardrocks

Joseph Talamo

David E. Hofmans

10-to-1

8

Dublin Up

Kent J. Desormeaux

Peter Miller

30-to-1

Image Description

Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

Image Description

Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

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