HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Frac Daddy, owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners of Billings, finished second in the $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday and earned enough points to qualify for next month's Kentucky Derby.
The 3-year-old Frac Daddy placed 4 1/2 lengths behind winner Overanalyze in the 1 1/8-mile race held in front of 66,158 at Oaklawn Park. It was one of the last major prep races for the 139th Kentucky Derby, which will be held on May 4.
The victory by Overanalyze in Saturday's 10-horse field was worth 100 points under the new system to qualify for one of the 20 spots in the starting gate at Churchill Downs. Frac Daddy, owned by Carter Stewart and Ken Schlenker of Billings, earned 40 points for second.
Frac Daddy is now sitting 15th in the point standings at 44 -- and has $240,596 in stakes' winnings.
Orb and Verrazano top the charts with 150 points apiece and more than $800,000 in earnings.
Overanalyze, which was one of the favorites on Saturday, took charge after the final turn to easily claim the $600,000 top prize. Frac Daddy, which went off at 24-1 odds, won $200,000.
The Kentucky-bred Frac Daddy was ridden by Victor Lebron and trained by Ken McPeek.
Frac Daddy paid $16.80 to show and $11 to place.