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Kentucky Derby 114
WINNING COLORS, away alertly, raced slightly out from the rail while making the pace under good handling, settled into the stretch with a clear advantage and was under left-handed pressure to last over FORTY NINER. The latter broke sharply to prompt the pace into the first turn, was allowed to drop back through the run down the backstretch and around the far turn, remained well out in the track into the stretch and finished strongly.
D. Wayne Lukas
Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas is a four-time Kentucky Derby winner, and 43rd Derby starter in 2009. A four-time Eclipse Award winner (1985-87 and 1994), Lukas is the all-time leading money winner and the first to reach the $200 million plateau. Lukas has trained a record of 24 Thoroughbred champions and three Eclipse Awards Horse of the Year winners. He's tied with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons for the most Triple Crown race victories, 13. Beginning in 1994 Lukas won a record six consecutive Triple Crown races. // Full Bio...
Gary Stevens is an Eclipse Award winning jockey with wins in 8 Triple Crown races including 3 Kentucky Derbies. Gary is originally from Idaho where he grew up in a horse racing family. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Gary has won nearly every major race around the world including 8 Breeders Cup races and the Dubai World Cup. He starred in the Academy Award nominated film Seabiscuit playing the role of George Woolf in 2003. In 2005 he retired from racing and became a broadcast racing analyst for NBC. // Full Bio...
Echo Valley Horse Farm
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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.Continue Reading
Kentucky Derby 114 Race Recap
WINNING COLORS, away alertly, raced slightly out from the rail while making the pace under good handling, settled into the stretch with a clear advantage and was under left-handed pressure to last over FORTY NINER. The latter broke sharply to prompt the pace into the first turn, was allowed to drop back through the run down the backstretch and around the far turn, remained well out in the track into the stretch and finished strongly. RISEN STAR, outrun into the backstretch while racing wide, continued along the outside while rallying approaching the stretch and failed to seriously menace while making up ground late. PROPER REALITY moved into contention along the inside nearing the backstretch, moved closest to WINNING COLORS while continuing to save ground on the far turn, remained a factor to midstretch but lacked the needed later response. REGAL CLASSIC moved within striking distance along the inside approaching the end of the backstretch but failed to seriously threaten with a mild late response. BRIAN'S TIME, badly outrun after coming away in close quarters, raced widest of all while commencing to rally leaving the far turn and was going well at the finish. SEEKING THE GOLD, away in good order, raced slightly out from the rail while racing forwardly to the upper stretch and weakened. CEFIS, outrun to the far turn, moved through along the inside while rallying entering the stretch but failed to sustain his bid. PRIVATE TERMS, never far back, moved up between horses nearing the far turn, came out to continue his rally but lacked a further response. JIM'S ORBIT, between horses much of the way, failed to be a serious factor. GRANACUS, squeezed back after the start, was attempting to split horses when forced to take up sharply approaching the stretch. LIVELY ONE failed to reach serious contention while between horses throughout. DIN'S DANCER, a forward factor until near the end of the backstretch, gave way. KINGPOST came out after dropping back along the inside on the first turn and failed to be a factor. INTENSIVE COMMAND was never close. PURDUE KING showed some early foot while racing wide and tired badly. SEA TREK, forwardly placed into the first turn, was finished soon after entering the backstretch.