Derby Contender Profile: Exaggerator

05/07/2016 02:00 AM

Post Position: 11
Morning Line Odds: 8-1
Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux
Jockey: Kent Desormeaux

Exaggerator is dark bay colt by Curlin out of the Vindication mare Dawn Raid, foaled Feb. 5, 2013 in Kentucky. Exaggerator is trained by J. Keith Desormeaux and ridden by Kent Desormeaux. The last brother jockey/trainer combo in Kentucky Derby was Dixieland Heat, who was 12th in 1993 for Randy and Gerald Romero. Prior to
that, it was Jimmy and Nick Combest, who were seventh in 1964 with Mr. Moonlight.

Exaggerator has a career earnings of $1,6,71,120. With 126 points, Exaggerator is No. 3 on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard. Exaggerator is owned by Big Chief Racing LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Rocker O Ranch LLC.

Exaggerator’s jockey Kent Desormeaux is a three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey. He looks to join Hall of Famer Bill Shoemaker as a four-time Kentucky Derby winner. Desormeaux has a Kentucky Derby record of 19-3-0-4.

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