|Dam||Better Than Honour|
|Grandsire||A. P. Indy|
|Foaled||March 7, 2005|
|Casino Drive is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Better Than Honour by Mineshaft. He was born on March 7, 2005 in the United States, and was bred by Shell Bloodstock.|
|Peter Pan Stakes (2008)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Casino Drive (foaled March 7, 2005, in Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by 2003 United States Horse of the Year Mineshaft, out of the great broodmare Better Than Honour, making him a half-brother to 2006 Belmont Stakes winner Jazil, and a three-quarter brother to 2007 Belmont Stakes winner, Rags to Riches.
Purchased for $950,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sales and shipped to Japan by owner, Hidetoshi Yamamoto, he was unraced until his three-year-old year. He made his debut in February on the turf at Kyoto, winning by 11½ lengths.
Following his maiden win, he was shipped to the United States where, in his second career start, he won the Grade II Peter Pan Stakes by 5¾ lengths. He was ridden by Kent Desormeaux, rider of 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Big Brown.
After a lengthy wait for his return after the Belmont, Casino Drive was started in an allowance race in the fall season to qualify for the Breeders Cup Classic, easily beating the field.
Breeders Cup Classic
Expected to give a good run for the $5 million Classic, Japanese star Casino Drive, unbeaten in his three previous starts, was last after setting the pace mid-race.
Japan Cup Dirt
Casino Drive ended his 2008 campaign with a 6th place finish in the Japan Cup Dirt. The winner Kane Heliki, won his second Japan Cup Dirt title with his victory.