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Eskendereya

Eskendereya
Sire Giant's Causeway
Dam Aldebaran Light
Grandsire Storm Cat
Damsire Seattle Slew
Gender Colt
Foaled 2007
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Sanford Robertson
Owner Zayat Stables
Trainer Todd A. Pletcher
Record 6: 4-1-0
Earnings US$725,700
Summary
Eskendereya is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Aldebaran Light by Giant's Causeway. He was born around 2007 in the United States, and was bred by Sanford Robertson.
Major wins
Pilgrim Stakes (2009)
Fountain of Youth Stakes (2010)
Wood Memorial Stakes(2010)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on April 4, 2010

Eskendereya (foaled, 2007 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He is sired by Giant's Causeway, a son of North America's one time leading sire Storm Cat. Bred in Kentucky by Sanford Robertson, Eskendereya was a $250,000 Keeneland September purchase. His dam is Aldebaran Light, who is a daughter of champion Seattle Slew. Aldebaran Light is also the dam of Group I winner Balmont. Eskendereya is owned by Zayat Stables, and is trained by Todd Pletcher.

Eskendereya made his career debut on turf at Saratoga, rallying from off the pace to finish second. To date, he has won the Pilgrim Stakes and the Fountain of Youth Stakes

On February 20, 2010, Eskendereya took the lead entering the final turn and pulled away for an 8 1/2-length victory in the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes, beating favorite Buddy's Saint. This win made Eskendereya one of the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby.

On April 3, 2010, Eskendereya won the Wood Memorial Stakes by 9 3/4 lengths, essentially repeating his dominating performance in Florida. This made him the Kentucky Derby favorite. However, it was announced on April 25 that Eskendereya would be pulled out of the Kentucky Derby and is now retired due to swelling in his leg.


Pedigree of Eskendereya
Sire
Giant's Causeway
Storm Cat Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Mariah's Storm Rahy Blushing Groom
Glorious Song
Immense Roberto
Imsodear
Dam
Aldebaran Light
Seattle Slew Bold Reasoning Boldnesian
Reason To Earn
My Charmer Poker
Fair Charmer
Altair Alydar Raise a Native
Sweet Tooth
Stellar Odyssey Northern Dancer
Queen Sucree

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