|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|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.|
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.
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.
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