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Departing Claims W.Va. Derby

8.75-length victory is the largest since 1999

August 4, 2013
By BILL MOONEY For the News-Register , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CHESTER - The bettors knew what they were doing when they made Departing the 7-5 post-time favorite Saturday. Under jockey Robby Albarado, the the three-year-old gelding made it look easy as he drew off for a 8 -length victory in the 44th running of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.

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