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Start good from stall gate. Won handily; second and third driving. CITATION, away forwardly, and losing ground while racing back of COALTOWN to the stretch, responded readily to a steady hand ride after disposing of the latter and drew clear. COALTOWN began fast, established a clear lead before going a quarter and, making the pace on the inside in the stretch, continued willingly, but was not good enough for CITATION, although easily the best of the others. MY REQUEST, bothered slightly after the start, was in hand while improving his position to the stretch, then failed to rally when set down for the drive. BILLINGS suffered interference after the break when GRANDPERE bore to the outside, was in close quarters on the first turn when caught between ESCADRU and CITATION, then could not better his position when clear. GRANDPERE broke into BILLINGS at the start, displayed speed for a half mile, then gave way. ESCADRU, forced to take up when in close quarters on backstretch, could not reach serious contention and tired badly after going three-quarters. Scratched - Galedo.

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Trainer

Ben A. Jones

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Jockey

Eddie Arcaro

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Breeder

1925-1949

American Turf Association and Churchill Downs reign

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Kentucky Derby 74 Race Recap

Start good from stall gate. Won handily; second and third driving. CITATION, away forwardly, and losing ground while racing back of COALTOWN to the stretch, responded readily to a steady hand ride after disposing of the latter and drew clear. COALTOWN began fast, established a clear lead before going a quarter and, making the pace on the inside in the stretch, continued willingly, but was not good enough for CITATION, although easily the best of the others. MY REQUEST, bothered slightly after the start, was in hand while improving his position to the stretch, then failed to rally when set down for the drive. BILLINGS suffered interference after the break when GRANDPERE bore to the outside, was in close quarters on the first turn when caught between ESCADRU and CITATION, then could not better his position when clear. GRANDPERE broke into BILLINGS at the start, displayed speed for a half mile, then gave way. ESCADRU, forced to take up when in close quarters on backstretch, could not reach serious contention and tired badly after going three-quarters. Scratched - Galedo.