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No surprise as Departing captures Saturday’s West Virginia Derby

August 4, 2013
By BILL MOONEY - Special to Tribune Chronicle ( , Tribune Chronicle |

NEWELL, W.Va. - The bettors knew what they were doing when they made Departing the 7-5 post-time favorite on 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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