Archarcharch wins Arkansas Derby

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Archarcharch stormed home to win the $1

million Arkansas Derby at 25-1 on Saturday.

The colt, owned by Arkansas native Bob Yagos and trained by

fellow Arkansan Jinks Fires, trailed with a second group for much

of the race before charging hard the final 1/8 mile of the 1

1/8-mile race. He overpowered Dance City and Sway Away on the home

stretch and held off a late charge by Nehro to earn the win.

The Grade 1 win is the first for Fires, who along with Yagos,

will now make his first Kentucky Derby appearance on May 7.

Ridden by Jon Court, Archarcharch paid $52.40, $16.80 and $8.20.

Nehro paid $9 and $5.60 for finishing second, and Dance City paid

$14.20 in third.

Heavy pre-race favorite The Factor finished seventh.