Texas Classic Derby (G1) Recap(VIDEO)
Chasin Aj and champion jockey Rodigo Vallejo drive to victory in the Grade 1 $478,756 Texas Classic Derby Saturday at Lone Star Park.

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Texas Classic Derby (G1) Recap(VIDEO)

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–NOVEMBER 19, 2023– concludes its webcast coverage of the 2023 Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and Texas Classic Derby(G1) weekend.

On this episode, was on hand to capture the running of the $478,756 Texas Classic Derby(G1) at Lone Star Park on Saturday November 18.

M. Heath Taylor-trained Chasing Aj was going into the 440-yard stakes event after a runner-up finish in the All American Derby(G1) in September.

The son leading sire Apollitical Jess, racing for the partnership of Steve Holt, Charles Cox, Jack Powers and Roger Moore, finally got is Grade 1 victory after participating in five previous Grade 1 races that included second in the All American Derby(G1) and third in the All American Futurity(G1) and Rainbow QH Derby(G1).

He has won or placed in 12 of 15 career starts and earned $907,689.

Click the video below to watch the recap coverage of the 2023 Texas Classic Derby(G1). 

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Coverage of the Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and Derby(G1) weekend of coverage is sponsored by just some of the talented sires from the stallion roster of Granada Farms in Wheelock, Texas. Visit Granada Farms online at