Oklahoma Derby Winner How Did He Do That Likely Headed To Zia Park Derby - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Oklahoma Derby Winner How Did He Do That Likely Headed To Zia Park Derby

How Did He Do That (left) battles with Red Route One (between) and Tumbarumba in the Oklahoma Derby

After prevailing in an exciting three-way photo finish in Sunday's Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby, How Did He Do That will likely make his next start in the $300,000 Zia Park Derby on Nov. 28, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen told the Daily Racing Form.

The 3-year-old son of Good Magic won the Zia Park Juvenile last year, and races for J. Kirk and Judy Robison, among the leading breeders in New Mexico.

How Did He Do That was bred by Stonestreet out of Stormin Maggy (Storm Cat), a half sister to Preakness-winning multimillionaire Afleet Alex. The Robisons purchased the colt for $190,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling sale.

Both of How Did He Do That's wins this year, the Oklahoma Derby and the Iowa Derby, resulted in $2 win payouts over $90. The colt also finished second in the Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park and third in the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs, while finishing off the board in four other starts.

“He doesn't always run his race,” Asmussen told DRF. “He trains like a good horse and he has developed into this. He needs to finish things off every once in a while. I'm anxious to see what he does going forward.”

Overall, How Did He Do That has won four of his 14 career starts for earnings of $562,553.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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