Departing

Departing

Trainer:Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Owner: Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B.
Foaling Date: 2010-04-01
Pedigree: War Front and Leave of Pulpit
Dosage: 5-7-14-0-0 (26)
Dosage Index / CD: 2.71 / 0.65



Notes: The impressive G3 Illinois Derby winner is one of the "new shooters" planning to face Kentucky Derby hero Orb in the 2 nd jewel of the Triple Crown and his presence will make for some terrific subplots. First, there's the fact that the Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneid er homebred was born and raised on the same Kentucky farm as Orb, whose owners are long-time Claiborne clients. Departing and Orb were, in fact, raised in the same paddock. And then there's the possibilit y that the hero of the 4/20 Illinois Derby, which was deliberate ly excluded from the new Kentucky Derby qualifying points system due to a nasty dispute between Churchill Downs and Hawthorne Racecourse , could defeat the roseate run's victor and make for CDI's worst public relations nightmare. With a record of 5-4-0-1, Departing is a formidable opponent for Orb and was flattered when Golden Soul, who finished a length and a half behind him in 4 th in the G2 Louisiana Derby on 3/30, ran huge for place honors on the 1 st Saturday in May. Patiently conditione d by Albert Stall, Jr., the gelding progressed from his debut MSW win in December to scores in an optional claimer over the same Fair Grounds course and a minor stakes at Sam Houston. For his efforts, he has bankrolled $628,000. Departing is a son of War Front out of the Pulpit mare Leave and was foaled on April 1, 2010

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2013 4 3 - 1 $604,600
2012 1 1 - - $23,400