Cowboy Culture seeks third straight stakes win G2 Twilight Derby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

With three of his five wins in turf stakes, Cowboy Culture is one of the headliners in Saturday's $200,000 Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

The 3-year-old colt, owned by Head of Plains Partners and Cheyenne Stables, is riding his own personal winning streak, taking the $200,000 Centaur S. and Arlington Classic (G3) in his previous two starts. The well-traveled son of Quality Road will be starting over his sixth different racetrack in eight starts.

Cowboy Culture, trained by Brad Cox, drew post 2 in the field of 11 and will be ridden by Florent Geroux, who has been aboard for all by one of the bay colt's starts.

The 1 1/8-mile Twilight Derby drew a very competitive field that includes Del Mar Derby (G2) winner Sharp Samurai, Commonwealth Derby (G3) winner Just Howard and Transylvania S. (G3) winner Big Score.

The Twilight Derby is race 9 on Saturday, with a post time of 7:30 p.m. ET.