Drosselmeyer has some pretty good connections:
Ridden by: Kent Desormeaux (three-time Derby winner)
Trained by: Bill Mott (well-known turf trainer and Cigar's trainer)
Owned by: WinStar Farm (perennial, multiple Derby horse owners)
Sired by: Distorted Humor (Derby winner and expensive sire)
Drosselmeyer was purchased for $600,000 last year. An oh by the way, he won a mile, off the turf event, at Churchill drawing off to win by six lengths this past November.
Like one of last year's Florida-based phenoms, Dunkirk (no factor in Derby, second in Belmont) Drosselmeyer's connection will need some graded-stakes earnings to get into the Churchill starting gate on the first Saturday in May. Unlike Dunkirk, Drosselmeyer had four races under his belt as a two-year-old. (Dunkirk had none.) Stay tuned...