Sunday Silence Captures Derby

Charlie Whittingham was right.

Sunday Silence and rider Pat Valenzuela made the 76-year-old trainer look like a prophet as he captured the 115th running of the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths over the odds-on favorite Easy Goer with Awe Inspiring, Easy Goer’s stablemate, a head farther back in third.

Lithe Breaks Maiden in Easy Fashion

LITHE (3yo Lookin At Lucky — Pure Grace, by Vindication) stalked the pack on the outside, settling for third. She made a bid on the turn, took over and held off opponents well under urging. Lithe is owned by Stone Farm. Trained by Arnaud Delacour. Ridden by Luis Garcia. Bred by Turner Breeders.

Hancock To Race Denman Filly

Arthur Hancock’s Stone Farm became the latest American name to join the Magic Millions results sheet Wednesday when it partnered on a Denman (Aus) filly bought by Craig Rounsefell’s Boomer Bloodstock and trainer Matt Cumani for A$110,000. Stone Farm now owns a quarter of the half-sister to Group 3 winner Generalife (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus}).