Starlight Racing announced on its Twitter page that the Florida Derby third- place horse has been transferred from J. Armando Rodriguez.
"Exciting news: Starlight Racing & Skychai Racing partnered 2 buy General a Rod. He'll remain w/ Mike Maker thru the KY Derby."
General a Rod finished just 1 1/2 lengths in back of Constitution in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 29. He lost by a head to Wildcat Red, second in the Florida Derby, in the Fountain of Youth on Feb. 22 and won the New Year's Day Gulfstream Park Derby by a head over Wildcat Red.
The colt has won two of five career starts for $282,200.
Starlight Racing will also have Louisiana Derby runner-up Intense Holiday in the Kentucky Derby while Skychai Racing is part owner of Spiral Stakes runner- up Harry's Holiday, who will also run in Saturday's Triple Crown event.