JR Marshall rode Playboy Powder to his first-ever NRCHA premier event title when they won the 2020 Derby Level 1 Limited Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. • Photo by Primo Morales.

Big Fence Run Vaults J.R. Marshall & Playboy Powder to NRCHA Derby Level 1 Limited Open

Life with horses has been interesting for J.R. Marshall. It started with riding in West Virginia under the tutelage of his father, took him to the backstretch of Thoroughbred racetracks and even to the backs of jumping horses in Germany. Now, it's in the winner's circle at the NRCHA Derby.