Jump to: navigation, search

Brother Derek

Brother Derek
200 px
Sire Benchmark
Dam Miss Soft Sell
Grandsire Alydar
Damsire Siyah Kalem
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2003
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Mary H. Caldwell
Owner Cecil N. Peacock
Trainer Dan L. Hendricks
Record 16: 6-1-3
Earnings $1,593,458
Brother Derek is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Miss Soft Sell by Benchmark. He was born around 2003 in the United States, and was bred by Mary H. Caldwell.
Major wins
Norfolk Stakes (2005)
Hollywood Futurity (2005)
San Rafael Stakes (2006)
Santa Catalina Stakes (2006)
Santa Anita Derby (2006)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Brother Derek (foaled March 31, 2003 in California) is a thoroughbred horse. He was bred by Mary H. Caldwell and owned by Cecil N. Peacock.

Trained by Dan Hendricks, Brother Derek began racing at age two in California. He won his 2005 debut race as well as the Norfolk Stakes before finishing fourth to winner Stevie Wonderboy in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

In 2006, following three straight stakes wins in California including the Grade I Santa Anita Derby, Brother Derek was regarded as a leading contender for the Triple Crown. He was made the pre-race betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby but as a horse who traditionally is a front runner, after drawing the very difficult outside post position #18 his odds dropped sharply. In the Derby, he finished in a dead heat for fourth place with Jazil then fourth again in the Preakness Stakes.

In 2007 Brother Derek finished third in both the San Fernando Stakes and the Strub Stakes after which he underwent surgery to have a bone chip removed from an ankle. He did not race again until 2008 but after one start, in late July his owner announced that Brother Derek was being retired from racing and would enter stud in 2009 at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky.



Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...