Who Took the Money overcame his pre-race antics to put forth a winning effort to capture the Crescent City Derby by a neck at Fair Grounds March 20.
The three-year-old son of Street Boss reared up and flipped over in the post parade, losing his jockey in the process. He then ran loose for about three furlongs before being caught by an outrider.
After having his saddle adjusted and being okayed to race by the state veterinarian, Who Took the Money was settled off the pace during the early stages of the race. The gelding saved ground while racing along the inside rail before slicing through a narrow opening to take the lead at the top of the stretch. He was able to hold off stablemate Highland Creek despite weaving a bit in the lane to win by a determined neck.
Bred in Louisiana by his owner Allied Racing Stable LLC, Who Took the Money is one of three winning runners out of Speights’ Colony, by Speightstown. The gelding hails from the female family of multiple Stakes winner Ms. Aerosmith and Graded Stakes winner Illiquidity.
Street Boss is having a superb season thus far in 2021. In addition to the Crescent City winner, Street Boss has sired New Boss, winner of the Allen ‘Black Cat’ Lecombe Memorial Stakes. He is also the sire of the talented Australian juveniles Anamoe (G2 Todman Stakes) and Arcaded (G2 Blue Diamond Fillies Prevue, G3 Magic Night Stakes).
Street Boss is standing at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $15,000 stands and nurses.