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 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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