FLASH: Endorsement Scratched
Before last year, few would consider the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park in New Mexico as a true Derby Prep. Then, there were Chip Woolley and Mine That Bird, who finished fourth in 2009.
Conditioner Shannon Ritter would like to see Endorsement the next horse to come out of New Mexican sun to win the Roses and make her the first woman trainer to be victorious in the Kentucky Derby.
Sired by Distorted Humor, the colt is half brother to 2003 winner Funny Cide. His pedicree includes Forty Niner, Mr. Prospector, A.P. Indy, Danzig, and 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.
Endorsement sits at eighth on the Graded Earnings list with $400,000.