Future Wagering on the 2012 Kentucky Derby (Pool #1) is now available through Sunday at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Past performances on Kentucky Derby contenders are available at the program stands. Holy Bull winner Algorithms was the early favorite at 8-1 followed by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Hansen at 10-1 odds. The field was listed at 9-5 odds.
Pool #2 for Kentucky Derby future wagers will be held on March 2-4. Pool #3 takes place on March 30 through April 1. Win and Exacta wagers will be taken for all three pools.
First Down Master was the fastest qualifier for the $99,825 West Texas Maturity. He set the top time for 400 yards in 19.313 seconds. He was followed by Zulu Dragon, 19.335; Source of Speed, 19.368; The Steel Wave, 19.376; First Corona Call, 19.399; Kuhi Little Man, 19.424, Feature Mr Alliance, 19.448, The Rebel Cartel, 19.518, Zoomin Express, 19.564 and Rare Waves, 19.572. The finale will be held on Saturday, March 3.
Twelve Twenty Two seeks to remain unbeaten over Sunland Park soil in the $50,000 El Diario Stakes at six and one-half furlongs on Saturday. The Harry Henson and Bold Ego Handicap winner will be ridden by red hot jockey Enrique Portillo Gomez.
Winsham Lad Handicap winner Quiet Again faces Red Lead and Vamoose in the $50,000 Curribot Stakes at one and one-sixteenth miles on Sunday.
Post time on Saturday and Sunday is 12:25 p.m.