07/02/2012 5:27PM

Hansen headed for West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer

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Hansen, with Ramon Dominguez riding, wins the Iowa Derby.

Mountaineer Park in West Virginia could be getting a surplus of big-name Kentucky horses for its biggest day of the year, Aug. 4.

Not only is Hansen, a 1-10 winner of the Iowa Derby on Saturday night, scheduled to make his next start that day in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby for trainer Mike Maker, but the Garry Simms-trained duo that swept the two big Churchill stakes for 2-year-olds, Blueeyesintherein and Circle Unbroken, also could race on the undercard in the $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies and $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile, respectively.

Dr. Kendall Hansen, majority owner of Hansen, also is a minority partner in the Travis Morgeson V partnerships that have ownership interests in both of the Simms 2-year-olds.

“Dr. Hansen said he thought he’d have three horses running at Mountaineer,” said Dr. Harvey Diamond, the managing partner in Skychai Stables, a minority owner in Hansen. “We’re thinking about renting an RV and a driver and making a big day of it.”