Woods' grad Concord Point wins G3 Iowa Derby
RSS Feeds Sunday, July 4, 2010
Three-year-old Concord Point, who was originally offered for sale at the 2009 Barretts sale in March by Eddie Woods, continued his rise among the ranks of sophomores with a record-setting victory in the Iowa Derby (G3) June 26 at Prairie Meadows.

Concord Point was a $285,000 RNA in the Barretts' sale, and he was sent to race. After winning impressively first time out, he was purchased privately by  Kaleem Shah.

Concord Point was making his first start outside of California, first start on dirt and first start around two turns in the local Derby. The stretchy gray son of Tapit ran to his pedigree and showed his appreciation for the 1 1/16-mile distance, drawing away easily from his competition and finishing powerfully to the wire. He stopped the clock in 1:40.37 under jockey Martin Garcia, breaking the track record by 2/5 of a second. The 107 Beyer earned marked the second fastest from a 3-year-old so far in 2010 behind only Eskendereya's Wood Memorial.

The newest stakes winner in the Baffert stable, Concord Point now owns a record of 3-1-0 from five starts with earnings of $226,760. He could be pointed for a next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park.

All Due Respect third in Iowa Oaks

All Due Respect, another Woods sales grad, was third in the Iowa Oaks earlier on the same card as the Derby at the Altoona, Iowa track. Woods offered the 3-year-old filly at the 2009 OBS March open sale for juveniles, where she brought $80,000 from buyer Vision Racing.

All Due Respect has racked up a nice career record of 2-3-3 from 10 starts, earning $208,432. She has placed in five stakes, including a heartbreaking head loss in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks.