Tomy Lee Wins!

Start good, won driving. *TOMY LEE snugged in off early pace of TROILUS, moved from between horses with SWORD DANCER to assume a slight advantage at half-mile ground, continued slightly wide to be headed on final bend, responded to strong handling and while drifting out, and being carried in, through stretch run he proved narrowly best. *TOMY LEE survived a claim of foul lodged by rider of runner-up for allegedly having carried that one wide from 5/16ths marker to final sixteenth. SWORD DANCER moved to a contending position along outside at once, continued wide to move readily and take command nearing final quarter mile, was carried wide into stretch to continue to show the way and while lugging tin he just failed to last. FIRST LANDING loomed up boldly when called upon entering stretch, but could not improve his position. ROYAL ORBIT commenced to make a move after three-quarters but his bold stretch bid was not quite good enough. SILVER SPOON moved rapidly in run down back stretch to leaders to maintain a striking position in midstretch where she could not gain under further pressure. FINNEGAN appeared to have no excuse in an even effort. DUNCE was never a factor. OPEN VIEW dripped back steadily after showing early speed as did ATOLL. JOHN BRUCE lost all chance when caught between horses at the start and went to his knees. EASY SPUR was far back throughout. OUR DAD lacked his customary closing rally. TROILUS stopped badly after cutting out a swift pace. Scratched - On-And-On. (*Foreign Bred)

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Trainer

Frank E. Childs

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Jockey

William Shoemaker

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Breeder

D. H. Wills

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1950-1974

Dominance of Calumet Farm to the 100th Derby

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Kentucky Derby 85 Race Recap

Start good, won driving. *TOMY LEE snugged in off early pace of TROILUS, moved from between horses with SWORD DANCER to assume a slight advantage at half-mile ground, continued slightly wide to be headed on final bend, responded to strong handling and while drifting out, and being carried in, through stretch run he proved narrowly best. *TOMY LEE survived a claim of foul lodged by rider of runner-up for allegedly having carried that one wide from 5/16ths marker to final sixteenth. SWORD DANCER moved to a contending position along outside at once, continued wide to move readily and take command nearing final quarter mile, was carried wide into stretch to continue to show the way and while lugging tin he just failed to last. FIRST LANDING loomed up boldly when called upon entering stretch, but could not improve his position. ROYAL ORBIT commenced to make a move after three-quarters but his bold stretch bid was not quite good enough. SILVER SPOON moved rapidly in run down back stretch to leaders to maintain a striking position in midstretch where she could not gain under further pressure. FINNEGAN appeared to have no excuse in an even effort. DUNCE was never a factor. OPEN VIEW dripped back steadily after showing early speed as did ATOLL. JOHN BRUCE lost all chance when caught between horses at the start and went to his knees. EASY SPUR was far back throughout. OUR DAD lacked his customary closing rally. TROILUS stopped badly after cutting out a swift pace. Scratched - On-And-On. (*Foreign Bred)