Derby Contender Profile: Trojan Nation

05/07/2016 03:40 PM

Post Position: 1
Morning Line Odds: 50-1
Trainer: Patrick Gallagher
Jockey: Aaron Gryder

Trojan Nation is a bay colt by Street Cry, out of the Summer Squall mare Storm Song, foaled on March 17, 2013. Trojan Nation has yet to find the winner’s circle in six career starts. With 40 points, Trojan Nation is No. 19 on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard.

Trojan Nation is owned by Julie Gilbert & Aaron Sones, trained by Paddy Gallagher and ridden by Aaron Gryder. Gallagher’s lone Kentucky Derby starter, Domestic Dispute, finished 10th in 2003. Gryder’s biggest triumph to date was in the 2009 Dubai World Cup aboard Well Armed. He also co-founded the non-profit organization The Giving Circle, which connects donors with communities in need.

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