Cannonade Wins!

CANNONADE, roughed a bit at the start and unhurried for a half mile, moved up along the outside thereafter, came to the inside rallying on the final turn to take command nearing the quarter mile ground and drew off under intermittent urging. HUDSON COUNTY, away alertly to gain a forward position along the outside, continued slightly wide while dueling for the lead and held on stubbornly in a prolonged drive. AGITATE broke out sharply at the start, continued unhurried to the final bend when he improved is position through the drive but could not menace the top pair J.R.'S PET found his best stride too late. LITTLE CURRENT closed strongly following a sluggish beginning. DESTROYER showed forwardly to the top of the stretch and tired. JUDGER was squeezed back at the start and was unable to extricate himself from the field. RUBE THE GREAT was outrun. *SIR TRISTRAM showed a good turn of early speed. CRIMSON RULER was steadied while in close quarters through the run down the backstretch. TRIPLE CROWN stopped suddenly. ACCIPITER was through early. FLIP SAL went lame and was pulled up. (*Foreign Bred)

Trainer

Woodford C. Stephens

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Jockey

Angel Cordero, Jr.

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Breeder

John M. Olin

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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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CANNONADE, roughed a bit at the start and unhurried for a half mile, moved up along the outside thereafter, came to the inside rallying on the final turn to take command nearing the quarter mile ground and drew off under intermittent urging. HUDSON COUNTY, away alertly to gain a forward position along the outside, continued slightly wide while dueling for the lead and held on stubbornly in a prolonged drive. AGITATE broke out sharply at the start, continued unhurried to the final bend when he improved is position through the drive but could not menace the top pair J.R.'S PET found his best stride too late. LITTLE CURRENT closed strongly following a sluggish beginning. DESTROYER showed forwardly to the top of the stretch and tired. JUDGER was squeezed back at the start and was unable to extricate himself from the field. RUBE THE GREAT was outrun. *SIR TRISTRAM showed a good turn of early speed. CRIMSON RULER was steadied while in close quarters through the run down the backstretch. TRIPLE CROWN stopped suddenly. ACCIPITER was through early. FLIP SAL went lame and was pulled up. (*Foreign Bred)