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Runaway Ghost


Runaway Ghost was bred by Joe Peacock, who sold him for $240,000 as a yearling but retained partial ownership. Todd Fincher was enlisted to train the young contender, who has provided mixed results on route to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. He has earned a record of 4-2-0 in seven starts and $563,510 so far.

Making his debut at Santa Anita very early on in 2017, Runaway Ghost later took most of the summer and fall off to prepare for a black type stakes event at Golden Gate Fields where he won the 2017 Golden Nugget Stakes. He ended the year in the 2017 Los Alamitos Futurity where he placed a disappointing fifth place.

Instead of testing Runaway Ghost in more competitive derby prep races, Fincher toured him through the Riley Allison Stakes and Mine That Bird Derby which both take place at Sunland Park. Those would properly prepare him for a strong performance in the 2018 Sunland Derby, which he not only won but also earned 50 derby points to book a trip to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

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