Dust Commander Wins!

DUST COMMANDER, soundly bumped at the start to be hard held early, commenced to advance along the inside after a half mile, continued to save ground to the final turn where he was forced to come out between horses to launch his rally, remained slightly wide into the stretch and responding to pressure was up leaving the furlong marker and drew well clear under intermittent urging. MY DAD GEORGE, slow to begin and unhurried for three quarters, commenced to advance from between horses upon leaving the backstretch, cut back to the inside on the final turn to loom boldly in the upper stretch but could not sustain his bid. HIGH ECHELON, badly outrun for a mile, came to the extreme outside to circle his field entering the stretch and finished boldly. NASKRA, in hand while being outrun, launched a bid from between horses on the second turn to loom menacingly f furlong away but could not sustain his rally. SILENT SCREEN, soundly bumped and knocked off stride soon after the start, was forced to be sent along to remain in contention, continued along the outside to take command boldly on the final turn, drew off in the upper stretch only to falter. ADMIRAL'S SHIELD found his best stride late. CORN OFF THE COB, in hand early, moved up strongly to loom as a contender on the final turn but had little left when the real test came. PERSONALITY failed to enter contention. NATIVE ROYALTY, unhurried early, launched a bid from the outside leaving the back stretch to loom boldly a quarter mile away but weakened. ROBIN'S BUG stopped badly after showing good speed for three-quarters. TERLAGO dripped back steadily. GEORGE LEWIS gave way suddenly after prompting the issue to tip of the stretch. RANCHO LEJOS broke alertly to swerve to the inside into horses, ducked out abruptly into SILENT SCREEN, continued on the lead to midway the second turn where he collapsed suddenly. HOLY LAND clipped horses' heels while in close quarters midway the second turn and fell. Scratched - Protanto.

Trainer

Don Combs

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Jockey

Mike Manganello

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Breeder

Pullen Brothers

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1950-1974

Dominance of Calumet Farm to the 100th Derby

Under the direction of Bill Corum, a former New York Times and New York Journal-American sports columnist, Churchill Downs and the famed Kentucky Derby continued to grow and modernize:

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DUST COMMANDER, soundly bumped at the start to be hard held early, commenced to advance along the inside after a half mile, continued to save ground to the final turn where he was forced to come out between horses to launch his rally, remained slightly wide into the stretch and responding to pressure was up leaving the furlong marker and drew well clear under intermittent urging. MY DAD GEORGE, slow to begin and unhurried for three quarters, commenced to advance from between horses upon leaving the backstretch, cut back to the inside on the final turn to loom boldly in the upper stretch but could not sustain his bid. HIGH ECHELON, badly outrun for a mile, came to the extreme outside to circle his field entering the stretch and finished boldly. NASKRA, in hand while being outrun, launched a bid from between horses on the second turn to loom menacingly f furlong away but could not sustain his rally. SILENT SCREEN, soundly bumped and knocked off stride soon after the start, was forced to be sent along to remain in contention, continued along the outside to take command boldly on the final turn, drew off in the upper stretch only to falter. ADMIRAL'S SHIELD found his best stride late. CORN OFF THE COB, in hand early, moved up strongly to loom as a contender on the final turn but had little left when the real test came. PERSONALITY failed to enter contention. NATIVE ROYALTY, unhurried early, launched a bid from the outside leaving the back stretch to loom boldly a quarter mile away but weakened. ROBIN'S BUG stopped badly after showing good speed for three-quarters. TERLAGO dripped back steadily. GEORGE LEWIS gave way suddenly after prompting the issue to tip of the stretch. RANCHO LEJOS broke alertly to swerve to the inside into horses, ducked out abruptly into SILENT SCREEN, continued on the lead to midway the second turn where he collapsed suddenly. HOLY LAND clipped horses' heels while in close quarters midway the second turn and fell. Scratched - Protanto.