Arizona Icon Returns in AQRA Turf Paradise Derby Trials
The homebred gelding will make his first start in more than eight months on Sunday.
November 22, 2017
Las Vegas Ranch’s Arizona Icon, a homebred son of Texas Icon trained by Matt Fales, is one of 25 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 400-yard AQRA Turf Paradise Open Derby trials.
Arizona Icon will be making his first start since March 25, when the bay gelding ran second in a derby trial at Turf Paradise. Arizona Icon has won four of nine starts, including two futurities last season, and he has earned $35,598, of which $29,548 has been banked from seven outs at Turf Paradise.
J. Martin Bourdieu will ride Arizona Icon from post 8 in the second of three trials.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the December 10, $15,000-added AQRA Turf Paradise Derby final.
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