Ferrari James Sets Top Mark In Altoona Derby Trials
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Ferrari James, under jockey Oscar Delgado, setting the fastest qualifying time for the Altoona Derby at Prairie Meadows.

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 30, 2016—Iowa Double Gold Derby winner Ferrari James won the first of two trials Friday at Prairie Meadows to get the fastest time for the $100,000-est. Altoona Derby.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Prairie Meadows on Saturday, October 15th to vie for the winners' purse in the 400 yards derby final.

Racing for owner Alfredo Botello and trainer Manuel Compos, Ferari James picked up his third straight win at Prairie Meadows with a half-length win in the first trial. Ridden by jockey Oscar Delgado, the gelded son of IVORY JAMES completed the 400 yard task in :19.697 seconds, a 93 speed index with a 5 mph tailwind, to set the top qualifying mark.

Bred in Oklahoma by Wetona Stanley and W.E. Smith, Ferrari James is out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Ferarri Fast Prize. The second dam, Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winner Fast First Prize.

Ferrari James has compiled a (12) 7-1-2 record and banked $107,263.

For the complete list of Altoona Derby qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.