Description: Destin (KY) GR/RO, C, foaled April 16, 2013 (Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer, by Siberian Summer) moves up on the 2016 Kentucky Derby Leaderboard with a victory in the 8.5 furlong $350K Grade II Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs March 12, 2016. Jockey Javier Castellano and Destin set out stalking the pace set by Outwork as they raced around the the Clubhouse turn and up the back stretch. Riker was close up in second and Destin tracking closely in third. As they rounded the far turn Destin ranged up on the outside, Riker backed out of it and Outwork and Destin battled for the lead out of the turn and down the stretch. Destin pulled away in deep stretch to win by one length setting a new track record in 1:42.82. It was 7 lengths further back to Star Hill in 3rd. The Tampa Day Derby is a Road To The Kentucky Derby prep race and the first four finishers earned points (50-20-10-5) towards a start in 142nd Kentucky Derby May 7th at Churchill Downs. Destin is 3-1-0 from 5 starts and he has earned $390,700 for his owners at Twin Creeks Racing Stables. He was bred by James C. Weigel & Taylor Made Stallions Inc. and he is being trained by Todd Pletcher. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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