Hoop Jr. Wins!

Start good from stall gate. Won easily; second and third driving. HOOP JR., away well, opened up a clear advantage in the first three-sixteenths-mile, was taken in hand to make the pace under a steadying hold to the stretch, responded with much energy when called upon and won with something left. POT O' LUCK, away slowly, started up after reaching the final five furlongs, lost ground on the final turn but cut to the inside while closing fast and overtook AIR SAILOR and DARBY DIEPPE in swift succession near the end. DARBY DIEPPE bettered his position gradually from a sluggish start but weakened suddenly near the end. AIR SAILOR, forwardly placed on the outside from the start, rallied only mildly and faltered in the late stages. JEEP, always clear as he raced wide, did not respond when called upon. BYMEABOND, taken to the inside early, forced the early pace in hand, made a bold bid on the stretch turn but gave way steadily the last quarter. SEA SWALLOW had no mishap. FIGHTING STEP weakened after racing well to the final quarter and swerving in the last eighth. BURNING DREAM raced wide and never threatened. ALEXIS flattened out badly before going a mile. FOREIGN AGENT dropped out of contention on second turn.

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Trainer

Ivan H. Parke

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Jockey

Eddie Arcaro

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Breeder

Robert A. Fairbairn

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1925-1949

American Turf Association and Churchill Downs reign

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Kentucky Derby 71 Race Recap

Start good from stall gate. Won easily; second and third driving. HOOP JR., away well, opened up a clear advantage in the first three-sixteenths-mile, was taken in hand to make the pace under a steadying hold to the stretch, responded with much energy when called upon and won with something left. POT O' LUCK, away slowly, started up after reaching the final five furlongs, lost ground on the final turn but cut to the inside while closing fast and overtook AIR SAILOR and DARBY DIEPPE in swift succession near the end. DARBY DIEPPE bettered his position gradually from a sluggish start but weakened suddenly near the end. AIR SAILOR, forwardly placed on the outside from the start, rallied only mildly and faltered in the late stages. JEEP, always clear as he raced wide, did not respond when called upon. BYMEABOND, taken to the inside early, forced the early pace in hand, made a bold bid on the stretch turn but gave way steadily the last quarter. SEA SWALLOW had no mishap. FIGHTING STEP weakened after racing well to the final quarter and swerving in the last eighth. BURNING DREAM raced wide and never threatened. ALEXIS flattened out badly before going a mile. FOREIGN AGENT dropped out of contention on second turn.