SUPER STOCK PULLS ARKANSAS DERBY SHOCKER
Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, April 10, 2021) – The public missed the chance to get in on the ground floor, but Super Stock is offering up a dividend for the Asmussen family business after his upset victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and punched his ticket for the Kentucky Derby in three weeks.
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and the 3-year-old son of Dialed In pounced on the speed duel set by favorite Concert Tour and Caddo River to power to a 2 ½-length victory in the 1 1/8th-mile race before 17,000 fans and earned 100 points toward starting in the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 1.
Super Stock is co-owned by Erv Woolsey and Keith Asmussen, the father of Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, who won his fifth Arkansas Derby, the most in the 85 years of Oaklawn’s showcase event.
The winner paid $26.40, $6.80 and $2.80 and covered nine furlongs in 1:50.92. Caddo River (4.20, 2.40) held second by a head over Concert Tour (2.10) after the winners of two of the previous Oaklawn Derby preps pressed each other for a mile before giving way to Super Stock.
Super Stock earned 100 points towards Kentucky Derby eligibility and is now ranked third with 109 total points. Caddo River is now ranked 13th with 50 points and Concert Tour is ranked 9th with 70 points after earning 40 and 20 points, respectively for second and third. Fourth-place finisher Get Her Number is now on the Kentucky Derby bubble in 26th place with 20 points. Only the top 20 point earnings will start in the Kentucky Derby.