Broadway Empire
    Owners: Randy Howg, Bob Butz, Fouad El Kardy,
    Rick Running Rabbit (Alberta, CAN)
    Trainer: Robertino Diodoro
    Jockey: Rico Walcott

    Morning Line Odds: 4-1

    The second winner of the Grade 3, Canadian Derby to start in the Oklahoma Derby in the past three years, joining No Hesitation from 2010 (4th-place).

    Broadway Empire broke his maiden at first-asking by 16-1/2 length in March at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. He has competed in stakes company in each of his ensuing four starts since that romp.

    Prepping for the Oklahoma Derby while working at Turf Paradise, he arrived at the Remington Park stakes barn on Saturday, Sept. 21.

    he 1-1/8 miles Oklahoma Derby is a shorter race than his last when he won the 1-3/8 miles Canadian Derby on the five-furlong bullring at Northlands.

    He is the first Oklahoma Derby starter for all of his connections.