SERENGETI EMPRESS Goes Over $2 Million Mark After Narrow Runner-up in G1 Derby City Distaff

SERENGETI EMPRESS, a 4-year-old filly by ALTERNATION, pushed her career earnings to $2,005,653 after finishing in the runner-up spot, a nose back in a photo finish of the $500,000 Derby City Distaff S.-G1, on the undercard of the Kentucky Derby. After being prompted early by Bellafina, who ultimately finished sixth, SERENGETI EMPRESS took the lead to set fractions of :43.77 for the half and 1:08.15 for six furlongs. Turning for home, SERENGETI EMPRESS got pressure from Ce Ce and turned her away, only to be caught in the shadow of the wire with a final time for the seven furlongs of 1:21.07. Ballerina S.-G1 and Kentucky Oaks-G1 winner SERENGETI EMPRESS has now won or placed in 10 Graded stakes, with six of those being Grade 1s. Lifetime record: 18-7-4-1, $2,005,653. O-Joel Politi. B-Tri Eques Bloodstock, LLC. T-Tom Amoss.