Axelrod wins the Indiana Derby, Grade III, at Indiana Grand on July 14

Race 9. Indiana Derby, Grade III. For three-year-old males at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. Purse $500,000.dirt.

Trigger Warning and Blame the Rider set the early pace. Givemeamint and Dark Vader were stalking the leaders through the final turn. Trigger Warning and Axelrod duel near the wire. Axelrod won by a nose over Trigger Warning. King Zachary was not a factor and ran fourth. ┬áRunning Time – 1:43.00


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Trigger Warning Irwin Rosendo Mike Rone 8/1
2 Blame the Rider Julien Leparoux Doug O’Neill 6/1
3 Givemeamint Marcelino Pedroza Dallas Stewart 20/1
4 Dark Vader Corey Nakatani Peter Eurton 8/1
5 The Money Dance Jesus Castanon Michael Lauer 20/1
6 Axelrod Florent Geroux Michael McCarthy 5/1
7 Title Ready Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steve Asmussen 12/1
8 King Zachary Robby Albarado Dale Romans 6/5
9 Funny Duck Brian Hernandez, Jr. George Arnold, II 10/1

$2 Wager Paid

PP Horse Win Place Show
6 Axelrod $26.80 $9.80 $6.60
1 Trigger Warning $6.80 $4.80
7 Title Ready $4.00

Our Top Three Picks:

  • King Zachary
  • Title Ready
  • Dark Vader


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