Hence Wins Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows
The $250,000 G3 Iowa Derby was run Friday, July 7 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. Three year olds took to Prairie Meadows dirt track and raced 1 1/16 miles. Calumet Farm's homebred 7-2 co-third betting choice Hence rallied from last in the field of eight and posted the victory - by 1 1/2 lengths. 3-1 second choice McCormick finished an OK second with Impressive Edge getting in for third at 7-2 odds. Silver Dust was fourth with 2-1 favorite Petrov, Jerrid, Line Judge and Balandeen completing the order of finish. Thirstforlife scratched.