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Verrazano and Normandy Invasion Arrive at Churchill Downs

The Tex Sutton flight from New York transporting Wood Memorial (G1) winner Verrazano and runner-up Normandy Invasion arrived in Louisville, Ky.  late Sunday afternoon.

Verrazano and Todd Pletcher

Verrazano and Todd Pletcher

Verrazano, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) prior to capturing the Wood Memorial, is owned by Let’s Go Stable, Michael Tabor, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith. The son of More Than Ready is undefeated in four career starts. He boasts a bankroll of $861,300. Also on the flight were Oaks contenders Close Hatches and Princess of Sylmar. The horses arrived at the Churchill Downs barn area before 5 p.m.

$861,300Reed Palmer photo