Gone Astray wins $1 million Pennsylvania Derby

Sep 8, 2009 - 2:06 AM BENSALEM, Pa.(AP) -- Gone Astray took control when the field turned for home and pulled away to a 9\005C\005C-length victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park on Monday.

Ridden by Eddie Castro, the 3-year-old colt beat seven rivals in the 30th running of the 1 1/8-mile race that is the track's signature event.

Castro kept the dark brown colt in the middle of the pack until the far turn. With three furlongs to go, he took his mount five-wide around the leaders and swept to the front. Gone Astray was timed in 1:48.3.

Join in the Dance was second, two lengths in front of Kelly Leak, while Duke of Mischief, the Iowa Derby winner and 2-to-1 favorite, was fourth.

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