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.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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