Major General Tops Road To Kentucky Derby Leaderboard After Iroquois Win

WinStar Farm and Siena Farm’s $300,000 Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes winner Major General added 10 points on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve” and an automatic berth to the Nov. 5, $2 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif.

“I thought it was an impressive performance in only his second start for him to jump up like that and progress to two turns,” Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher said. “I was very pleased with him. Hopefully, he continues to make progress. I haven’t talked to Elliott (Walden) and the WinStar team about his next plans but I would probably think we would train him up to the Breeders’ Cup.”

Major General debuted at 6 ½ furlongs at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where he recorded a front-running victory. In Saturday’s Iroquois, the Constitution colt rallied from 4 ½ lengths off the early pace. He’s scheduled to ship back to his New York base Sunday.

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