Chateaugay Wins!

CHATEAUGAY, taken well back shortly following the start and held in reserve through the opening six furlongs, was eased to the extreme outside soon after leaving the backstretch, moved with a rush to wear down NEVER BEND through the upper stretch and prevailed in along drive. NEVER BEND rushed to the lead at once, saved ground under patient handling, drifted out slightly while under pressure in midstretch and held on stubbornly after giving way to the winner. CANDY SPOTS, kept much closer to the pace than before, was forced to check momentarily while racing up onto NO ROBBERY'S heels entering the first turn, remained slightly wide to the second turn where he commenced to advance along the inside, was checked momentarily nearing the three furlongs marker, and once again when blocked along the inside nearing the quarter pole, rallied willingly when clear in the stretch and finished strongly along the outside. ON MY HONOR, badly outrun for a mile, came slightly wide in his belated bid and closed some ground. NO ROBBERY prompted the issue from the start, raced slightly wide while going kindly to the final turn where he attempted to get out a bit. Rotz immediately straightened the colt to bring him back towards the inside, and he continued gamely to the upper stretch where he commenced to falter when put to a drive. BONJOUR maintained a striking position to the final turn and tired. GRAY PET was outrun. INVESTOR and ROYAL TOWER were far back throughout.

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Trainer

James P. Conway

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Jockey

Braulio Baeza

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Breeder

John W. Galbreath

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1950-1974

Dominance of Calumet Farm to the 100th Derby

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Kentucky Derby 89 Race Recap

CHATEAUGAY, taken well back shortly following the start and held in reserve through the opening six furlongs, was eased to the extreme outside soon after leaving the backstretch, moved with a rush to wear down NEVER BEND through the upper stretch and prevailed in along drive. NEVER BEND rushed to the lead at once, saved ground under patient handling, drifted out slightly while under pressure in midstretch and held on stubbornly after giving way to the winner. CANDY SPOTS, kept much closer to the pace than before, was forced to check momentarily while racing up onto NO ROBBERY'S heels entering the first turn, remained slightly wide to the second turn where he commenced to advance along the inside, was checked momentarily nearing the three furlongs marker, and once again when blocked along the inside nearing the quarter pole, rallied willingly when clear in the stretch and finished strongly along the outside. ON MY HONOR, badly outrun for a mile, came slightly wide in his belated bid and closed some ground. NO ROBBERY prompted the issue from the start, raced slightly wide while going kindly to the final turn where he attempted to get out a bit. Rotz immediately straightened the colt to bring him back towards the inside, and he continued gamely to the upper stretch where he commenced to falter when put to a drive. BONJOUR maintained a striking position to the final turn and tired. GRAY PET was outrun. INVESTOR and ROYAL TOWER were far back throughout.