Spectacular Bid Wins!

SPECTACULAR BID ducked in slightly leaving the gate and was settled well off the pace, moved slightly outside on the initial turn, rallied strongly after five-eighths staying well wide to be clear, ranged up outside GENERAL ASSEMBLY with FLYING PASTER inside entering the last turn and was bumped by FLYING PASTER when that one was forced out slightly by GENERAL ASSEMBLY. He responded when roused right-handed leaving the last turn, moved clear nearing the eighth pole but was roused steadily five times left-handed to draw out. GENERAL ASSEMBLY sprinted up on the pace between rivals entering the first turn, shook off SHAMGO and continued gamely when joined by SPECTACULAR BID and FLYING PASTER. he drifted out slightly entering the last turn and gradually gave way. GOLDEN ACT brushed by GREAT REDEEMER leaving the gate, stayed inside to commence his bid after a mile and finished with good courage. KING CELEBRITY moved boldly to the pace inside but was blocked with a half mile left, got clear between rivals entering the stretch and hung. FLYING PASTER broke sharply, rallied inside SPECTACULAR BID and was floated by GENERAL ASSEMBLY entering the last turn and weakened. SCREEN KING pinched back at start, moved widest to launch his bid after six furlongs and had nothing left. SIR IVOR AGAIN could only pass tiring rivals. SHAMGO sprinted to the pace inside, maintained a slight advantage for three-quarters of a mile and tired. LOT O'GOLD, stayed in striking position for a half, then retired. GREAT REDEEMER stopped badly.

Trainer

Grover Delp

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Jockey

Ronnie Franklin

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Breeder

Jason & Gilmore

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1975-2000

The Bicentennial to the Dawn of Simulcasting

As president, Lynn Stone headed the efforts that ended two separate takeover attempts by Brownell Combs II of Spendthrift Farm and Irwin L. Jacobs, respectively in 1984. In August 1984, Stone resigned, following huge financial losses that resulted from two years of failed summer racing. Stone was replaced by acting President Thomas H. Meeker, a former general counsel to Churchill Downs while with the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs. In September 1984, Meeker was named permanently to the position.

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Kentucky Derby 105 Race Recap

SPECTACULAR BID ducked in slightly leaving the gate and was settled well off the pace, moved slightly outside on the initial turn, rallied strongly after five-eighths staying well wide to be clear, ranged up outside GENERAL ASSEMBLY with FLYING PASTER inside entering the last turn and was bumped by FLYING PASTER when that one was forced out slightly by GENERAL ASSEMBLY. He responded when roused right-handed leaving the last turn, moved clear nearing the eighth pole but was roused steadily five times left-handed to draw out. GENERAL ASSEMBLY sprinted up on the pace between rivals entering the first turn, shook off SHAMGO and continued gamely when joined by SPECTACULAR BID and FLYING PASTER. he drifted out slightly entering the last turn and gradually gave way. GOLDEN ACT brushed by GREAT REDEEMER leaving the gate, stayed inside to commence his bid after a mile and finished with good courage. KING CELEBRITY moved boldly to the pace inside but was blocked with a half mile left, got clear between rivals entering the stretch and hung. FLYING PASTER broke sharply, rallied inside SPECTACULAR BID and was floated by GENERAL ASSEMBLY entering the last turn and weakened. SCREEN KING pinched back at start, moved widest to launch his bid after six furlongs and had nothing left. SIR IVOR AGAIN could only pass tiring rivals. SHAMGO sprinted to the pace inside, maintained a slight advantage for three-quarters of a mile and tired. LOT O'GOLD, stayed in striking position for a half, then retired. GREAT REDEEMER stopped badly.