7/15/2017 8:19:58 PM
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) Irap won the $500,000 Indiana Derby by five lengths over Colonelsdarkemper, owned by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt.
Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Irap ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.21 on Saturday night at Indiana Grand. He paid $4.80, $3.20 and $2.60 in the Grade 3 race for 3-year-olds. Irap is trained by Southern California-based Doug O"Neill.
Colonelsdarktemper returned $9.60 and $5.80, while Untrapped was another length back in third and paid $2.80 to show.
Foyt is in Toronto for this weekend"s IndyCar race, so he sent grandson A.J. Foyt IV to the track outside Indianapolis.
""He"s always shown a lot of heart and he showed it tonight,"" the younger Foyt said about the colt. ""He ran a great race.""
The younger Foyt works in the Indianapolis Colts" front office. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, where his father Tony trained horses.
""Horse racing holds a special place in my heart, and I"m glad my grandfather still has it going on,"" A.J. IV said.