Derby Contender Profile: Suddenbreakingnews

05/07/2016 03:21 PM

Post Position: 2
Morning Line Odds: 20-1
Trainer: Donnie Von Hemel
Jockey: Luis S Quinonez

Suddenbreakingnews is a bay gelding by Mineshaft, out of the Afleet Alex mare Uchitel, foaled on May 2, 2013 in Kentucky. Suddenbreakingnews will attempt to become the 11th gelding to win the Kentucky Derby; most recent was Mine That Bird in 2009.

Suddenbreakingnews is owned by Samuel F. Henderson, trained by Donnie Von Hemel and ridden by Luis Quinonez. Von Hemel’s lone Kentucky Derby starter was Clever Trevor, who finished 13th in 1989. He also trained 2011 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb’s Posse. Suddenbreakingnews will by jockey Luis Quinonez’s first Kentucky Derby mount.

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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