Gallant Fox Wins!

Start good out of machine. Won easily; second and third driving. GALLANT FOX, in extremely close quarters for the first three-eighths, raced into the lead on the outside after straightening out in the backstretch, held command under restraint thereafter and won with something in reserve. GALLANT KNIGHT began slowly, worked his way up with a big loss of ground, offered a mild challenge entering the final eighth, but tired badly near the end. NED O. began improving his position after five-eighths, lost ground on the last turn, but finished resolutely. GONE AWAY, on the extreme outside throughout, moved up fast on the stretch turn, but quit in the final eighth. CRACK BRIGADE, sent up with a rush after five-eighths, loomed up menacingly on the stretch turn, then quit. LONGUS came from far back in the stretch. TANNERY tired badly after racing prominently for seven-eighths. HIGH FOOT and ALCIBIADES tired, KILKERRY pulled up sore. BUCKEYE POET had early speed. Scratched - Busy.

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Trainer

Jame Fitzsimmons

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Jockey

Earl Sande

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Breeder

Belair Stud

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1925-1949

American Turf Association and Churchill Downs reign

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Kentucky Derby 56 Race Recap

Start good out of machine. Won easily; second and third driving. GALLANT FOX, in extremely close quarters for the first three-eighths, raced into the lead on the outside after straightening out in the backstretch, held command under restraint thereafter and won with something in reserve. GALLANT KNIGHT began slowly, worked his way up with a big loss of ground, offered a mild challenge entering the final eighth, but tired badly near the end. NED O. began improving his position after five-eighths, lost ground on the last turn, but finished resolutely. GONE AWAY, on the extreme outside throughout, moved up fast on the stretch turn, but quit in the final eighth. CRACK BRIGADE, sent up with a rush after five-eighths, loomed up menacingly on the stretch turn, then quit. LONGUS came from far back in the stretch. TANNERY tired badly after racing prominently for seven-eighths. HIGH FOOT and ALCIBIADES tired, KILKERRY pulled up sore. BUCKEYE POET had early speed. Scratched - Busy.