Sire: Any Given Saturday
Dam: Refugee (by Unaccounted For)
Owners: Watson, Pegram, and Weitman
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Hoppertunity will look to defy the Kentucky Derby’s oldest curse. No horse has won the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old since Apollo in 1881. Despite the lack of 2-year-old seasoning, though, Bob Baffert’s charge has impressed with a win in the Grade 2 Rebel and a second-place finish in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.