By My Standards
TrainerW. Bret Calhoun
OwnerAllied Racing Stable, LLC
DamA Jealous Woman
By My Standards continues the elite status he flaunted last year during his 3-year-old season. On the sidelines since finishing unplaced in the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) last May, he returned to action in February with three consecutive victories that included the New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2) and Oaklawn Handicap (G2).
“We gave him plenty of time and gave him an opportunity to be all that he can be,” said owner Chester Thomas, who campaigns as Allied Racing Stable. The operation’s first Breeders’ Cup starter was Mr. Money, the fourth-place finisher in the 2018 Juvenile (G1).
Thomas purchased By My Standards for $150,000 at the 2018 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale. Eleven months later, the colt won the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) to stamp himself as Kentucky Derby material. Participating in the “Run for the Roses” fulfilled a dream for Thomas, a longtime resident of Western Kentucky. His interest in Thoroughbred racing was inspired in part by attending the 1982 Derby and cashing a ticket on longshot winner Gato Del Sol. He attempted college before trying to learn to be a jockey’s agent. When that did not pan out, the risk-taking entrepreneur found work in the Western Kentucky coal mines. Eventually he started and later sold his own coal mining business.
By My Standards is trained by Bret Calhoun, who annually ranks among the nation’s leading trainers with his stable based year-round in Kentucky as well as Texas in the summer and New Orleans in the winter. A Dallas native, Calhoun grew up going to the races with his father, who dabbled as an owner and trainer. Since obtaining his trainer’s license in 1993, Calhoun has won more than 3,000 races including two Breeders’ Cup events in 2010—the Turf Sprint (G1) with Chamberlain Bridge and Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) with Dubai Majesty, who was honored as that year’s champion female sprinter.
By My Standards’ father is two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Goldencents.
|May 04, 2019||Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve||CHURCHILL DOWNS||1||12|
|March 23, 2019||Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby||FAIR GROUNDS||2||1|
|February 16, 2019||FAIR GROUNDS||1|
|January 19, 2019||FAIR GROUNDS||3|
|December 22, 2018||FAIR GROUNDS||2|
|November 24, 2018||CHURCHILL DOWNS||2|
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