Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Stakes winning 3-year-old The Great War
has been taken off the Kentucky Derby trail after finishing last in Saturday’s
John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway Park.
Churchill Downs was told by trainer Wesley Ward that The Great War is no
longer a candidate for the 141st Kentucky Derby on May 2. Betting on The Great
War was suspended prior to the start of Sunday’s third and final day of the
third of four Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools.
The Great War, owned by Joseph Allen, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and
Derrick Smith, finished 10th as the 3-10 favorite in Saturday’s $116,450 John
Battaglia Memorial at Turfway Park. The official Equibase chart of the race
notes that the colt bled when he faded from second to last in the 1 1/16-mile
After beginning his career in Europe, The Great War finished fourth to Texas
Red in his United States debut in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November at
Santa Anita. He won the 96Rock Stakes at Turfway Park by 7 1/4 lengths on Jan.