Epicenter continues his winning ways at Jim Dandy

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Epicenter, who came in second at the Kentucky Derby and was born in Bowling Green at Westwind Farms, is continuing his winning ways.

He won the Jim Dandy in Saratoga, New York, beating Early Voting…the horse who defeated him in the Preakness.

His next race is the Traver’s later in August…he’ll be racing against rich strike, who he lost to by three fourths of a length in the Kentucky Derby. Epicenter was the favorite to win the Derby.

Depending on how his races go, he could compete in the Breeder’s Cup in November. He’s three years old and would be competing against older horses five or six years old. This recent win shows just how fast Epicenter is. 

 “Top of the stretch he swung by and just ran by them, you know real quick and eased up a little bit the last part, he wasn’t all out. He looked good and they said it was the fastest time since 2016,” said Westwind Farm owner Mike Harris. 

Epicenter will not be competing in the Kentucky Derby next year because the race is only for three-year-old horses.