What Has MN 2020 Kentucky Derby Entrant Finnick the Fierce Been Up To?
If you remember, we gave you a heads up to a Southern Minnesota connection to last year's Kentucky Derby, the connection would be the 2013 Kenyon-Wanamingo grad Paige Gilster, formerly of Kenyon, Minnesota who was going to attend the fan-less Kentucky Derby. She and her father had a mare that gave birth to a horse entered in last year's Kentucky Derby. That horse's name is Finnick the Fierce. Finnick unfortunately was pulled from the derby a day before due to a hoof issue. So what has Finnick been up to since the September Derby?
Well since the September scratch, Finnick was pretty much resting up for his 4th year, after the hoof issue. On top of all the COVID-19 issues that postponed and canceled events, Finnick was able to get in two races so far in 2021.
Finnick finished first in his first race of 2021, at the March 3rd race at the Turfway Park Allowance race, Finnick was then tested at the Turfway Park later in March during the TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic where he placed 9th.
To date this year Finnick has won a little more than $23,000, not bad for two races.
For those wondering if he will run in this year's Kentucky Derby, he can't, he's officially too old at 4 years old. But that doesn't mean we can't root on our favorite one-eyed horse from afar.
The Kentucky Derby is coming up as it will take place on Saturday, May 1st this year, just a short time from when the last one was held in September of 2020.
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