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Apr 04, 2014

Ring Weekend highlights Calder Derby


Miami Gardens, FL ( - Tampa Bay Derby winner Ring Weekend tops a field of 10 3-year-olds for Saturday's $250,000 Calder Derby at Calder Race Course.

Trained by Graham Motion, Ring Weekend will start from post 2 in the 1 1/8- mile stakes with Alan Garcia back to ride the gelding. Garcia has been aboard the 3-year-old in three of the previous six starts.

Ring Weekend, owned by St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds, won for just the second time in six starts on March 8 in the 1 1/16-mile race at Tampa Bay Downs. The victory was worth $210,000 as the gelding won his stakes debut effort.

The 3-year-old broke his maiden in his fifth career start on Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park and has earned $255,660 with two wins, a second and two thirds.

The chestnut gelding, ridden by Daniel Centeno, posted a three-length victory in his first non-maiden race and earned 50 points toward a start in this year's Kentucky Derby.

Here is the field for the Calder Derby in post position order: Russian Humor, Orlando Bocachica; Ring Weekend, Alan Garcia; Racetrack Romance, Oscar Delgado; Our Caravan, Manny Cruz; General Sham'mah, Luca Panici; Charlie the Boss, Gabriel Saez; Copa Del Rey, Alex Gonzalez; Cleburne, Abdiel Jaen; Tapicero, Diego Gomez and Gaining Ground, Antioco Murgia

Post time for the Calder Derby will be approximately 4 p.m. ET.

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