What do you get when you combine Todd Pletcher, Luis Saez, and Magnum Moon? A $1 million win at the Arkansas Derby and a good chance of taking the $2 million purse at the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. Not only that, he also has a chance to be the first horse in 136 years to win the Derby without a 2 year old start; the horse Apolo last did that back in 1882.
Magnum Moon is a Bay Colt that was born in 2015. Foaled at Claiborne Farm, bred in KY, his owners are Robert and Lawana. He was breed by Ramona S. Bass, Sired by Malibu Moon and his Dam is Dazzling Song. He is extremely athletic and is well-known for his running style called press-the-pace. He has made some record-breaking wins.
He belongs to the Malibu Moon pedigree and has managed to become a favorite among judges and audience alike. He has had five Derby starts and also managed to bag the Best Finish back in 2016.
A racehorse with as much stamina and expertise as Magnum Moon shows all signs of performing excellently at the Derby, especially with the win at Grade 1 Arkansas Derby to his credit.