Derby Contender Profile: My Man Sam

05/07/2016 02:20 PM

Post Position: 6
Morning Line Odds: 20-1
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.

My Man Sam is a bay colt by Trappe Shot, out of the Arch mare Lauren Byrd. Foaled on March 3, 2013 in Kentucky. With 40 points, My Man Sam is No. 17 on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard. My Man Sam was a late-closing second in the Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes last time out behind Brody’s Cause.

My Man Sam is owned by Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables LLC and Jay W. Bligh, Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. Ortiz’s lone Kentucky Derby mount, Uncle Sigh, ran 14th in 2014. Trainer Chad Brown’s lone Kentucky Derby starter, Normandy Invasion, ran fourth in 2013.

Kaci Kust

Kaci joined cn|2 in May 2012 and is a graduate of Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. After playing basketball in college, Kaci chose to follow her passion for sports and become a sports reporter. In fact, she says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. Follow Kaci on Twitter @KaciKustCN2.

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