Description: International Star (NY) B , C, foaled March 14, 2012 (Fusaichi Pegasus - Parlez, by French Deputy) wins the 9 furlong $750K Grade II Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on March 28, 2015 to complete a sweep of the Graded Stakes offered to three year olds. Regular rider Manuel Mena sent International Star from his outside post to race along the rail out of the first turn and up the back stretch. Stanford set the pace with very little pressure from Mr. Z. International Star continued to advance along the rail around the far turn and angled out slightly to chase Sanford from the outside down the stretch. Stanford didn't give much ground as International Star came to him. International Star got the lead in deep stretch to by a neck. War Story finished 4 1/2 lengths further back in 3rd. International Star earned 100 Kentucky Derby points and sits atop the Leaderboard with 171 total points. His next start will be the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May. International Star is 5-2-0 from 9 starts and he has earned $1,010,979 for his owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. He was bred by Katharine M. Voss & Robert T. Manfuso and he is being trained by Michael Maker. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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