A talented field of 12 go postward in Sundays $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park. The race looks wide open but favoritism will likely end up going to Battle of Hastings who won two Grade 2 stakes for 3-year-olds in Virginia during the summer, the Colonial Turf Cup and Virginia Derby and is ridden by Garret Gomez. Take the Points is coming off of two consecutive Grade 1 wins in the Secretariat Stakes and the Jamaica Handicap, and Straight Story finished a head behind that one in the Jamaica. The Usual Q T is a rapidly improving horse and has won four straight including the Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby. Other notable runners include Black Bear Island, who won the Group 2 Dante Stakes in England in May; Al Khali, who won the Saranac Stakes at Saratoga in September; Calder Derby winner Sal the Barber and La Jolla Handicap winner Meteore; and the stakes-placed runners Rescue Squad and Sir Al. Blazing Spirit will be a longshot.
The The 2009 Hollywood Derby horse was made available to the Horse Racing Fantasy Community on Sunday, November 29, 2009. This race was held at Hollywood Park with a field of 12 horses. Black Bear Island, The Usual Q T, Straight Story, Rescue Squad, Blazing Spirit, Al Khali, Take the Points, Acclamation, Sal the Barber, Battle of Hastings, Meteore, and Sir Al competed in this spectacular 1.25 mile race on a Turf track. The Horse Racing Fantasy Community ran this race in game - below you will find the results of the heated competition.