Lil E. Tee Wins!

LIL E. TEE relaxed nicely after coming away in good order, was unhurried into the backstretch, raced seven wide while advancing approaching the stretch, caught CASUAL LIES a furlong out and proved clearly best under extreme left handed pressure. CASUAL LIES, between horses while close up early, was sent after DANCE FLOOR nearing the stretch, brushed lightly with that rival inside the final three-sixteenths and continued on with good courage. DANCE FLOOR moved around three horses to take over entering the backstretch, quickly opened a clear advantage while remaining well out from the rail, brushed with CASUAL LIES while still vying for the lead approaching the final furlong and weakened. CONTE DI SAVOYA unhurried while saving ground to the backstretch, moved up along the inside to reach a striking position after entering the stretch but failed to sustain his bid. PINE BLUFF, prominent from the outset, moved closest to DANCE FLOOR approaching the end of the backstretch, remained a factor until near the stretch and lacked a late response. AL SABIN came out in front of TECHNOLOGY following the start, raced forwardly into the backstretch while saving ground, came out between horses nearing the far turn, but was finished after angling outside for the drive. DR. DEVIOUS (Ire) passed tired horses. ARAZI, unhurried while outrun into the backstretch, swung out eight wide to launch a run with five furlongs remaining, moved menacingly around horses on the final turn, then came up empty during the drive. MY LUCK RUNS NORTH leaned in after the start bumping ECSTATIC RIDE, fell back through the run down the backstretch and failed to seriously threaten. TECHNOLOGY steadied when AL SABIN came out after the start, gained striking position along the inside racing to the first turn but was finished soon after going six furlongs. WEST BY WEST failed to be a serious factor. DEVIL HIS DUE raced forwardly into the backstretch and gave way. THYER, between horses much of the way, was carefully handled nearing the end of the backstretch. ECSTATIC RIDE, bumped by MY LUCK RUNS NORTH after the start, raced seven wide into the backstretch and failed to reach contention. SIR PINDER, off slowly, was always outrun. PISTOLS AND ROSES raced within easy striking distance to the far turn and tired badly. SNAPPY LANDING showed good early foot, held on well until near the far turn and faltered badly. DISPOSAL, seven wide into the backstretch, wasn't able to keep pace thereafter. Scratched - A.P. Indy was scratched Saturday morning.s

Trainer

Lynn Whiting

Born June 28, 1939 in Great Falls, Montana, Lynn won the Kentucky Derby with Lil E. Tee. He made two other appearances in the Kentucky Derby with At The Threshold in 1984 (3rd) and Phantom on Tour in 1997 (6th). Whiting’s first winner came in 1969 at Lincoln Downs with a horse by the name of Fortunatus. He Learned the business from his father Lyle, who was a jockey and trainer in the early 1920s. Lynn ranks in the top ten of leading trainers at Churchill Downs in the track history and has trained top runners Clever Allmont, Karen’s Tom, Classy Irene, Sway, and Hyper and Saucy. // Full Bio...

Jockey

Pat Day

Pat Day won the Kentucky Derby aboard Lil E. Tee in 1992. Day won nine Triple Cown races including five Preakness championships, and twelve Breeders' Cup races including four Classic championships. Day was the US Champion jockey by wins five times and by earnings twice. He won the Eclipse award for Outstanding Jockey four times and was awarded the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award and Mike Venezia Memeorial Award. He is number one on the all time earnings list and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. // Full Bio...

Owner

W. Cal Partee

W. C. "Cal" Partee or Magnolia, Arkansas, won the 1992 Kentucky Derby with Lil E.Tee, after a 14-year partnership between him and trainer Lynn Whiting. Partee bought his first thoroughbred in 1954 and by 1984, Partee ranked 20th among North America's leading owners, and his stable included a pair of Grade I stakes winners in At the Threshold and Big Pistol. He bought his first sawmill in the 1930s and began oil and gas investments in 1947. In 1948, he established Partee Flooring Mill. // Full Bio...

Breeder

Lawrence I. Littman

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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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# Contender Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
1 Lil E. Tee Pat Day Lynn Whiting W. Cal Partee Lawrence I. Littman
2 Casual Lies Gary Stevens Shelley L. Riley Shelley L. Riley Meadowhill Farm
3 Dance Floor Chris Antley D. Wayne Lukas Oaktown Stable William A. Purdey
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Kentucky Derby 118 Race Recap

LIL E. TEE relaxed nicely after coming away in good order, was unhurried into the backstretch, raced seven wide while advancing approaching the stretch, caught CASUAL LIES a furlong out and proved clearly best under extreme left handed pressure. CASUAL LIES, between horses while close up early, was sent after DANCE FLOOR nearing the stretch, brushed lightly with that rival inside the final three-sixteenths and continued on with good courage. DANCE FLOOR moved around three horses to take over entering the backstretch, quickly opened a clear advantage while remaining well out from the rail, brushed with CASUAL LIES while still vying for the lead approaching the final furlong and weakened. CONTE DI SAVOYA unhurried while saving ground to the backstretch, moved up along the inside to reach a striking position after entering the stretch but failed to sustain his bid. PINE BLUFF, prominent from the outset, moved closest to DANCE FLOOR approaching the end of the backstretch, remained a factor until near the stretch and lacked a late response. AL SABIN came out in front of TECHNOLOGY following the start, raced forwardly into the backstretch while saving ground, came out between horses nearing the far turn, but was finished after angling outside for the drive. DR. DEVIOUS (Ire) passed tired horses. ARAZI, unhurried while outrun into the backstretch, swung out eight wide to launch a run with five furlongs remaining, moved menacingly around horses on the final turn, then came up empty during the drive. MY LUCK RUNS NORTH leaned in after the start bumping ECSTATIC RIDE, fell back through the run down the backstretch and failed to seriously threaten. TECHNOLOGY steadied when AL SABIN came out after the start, gained striking position along the inside racing to the first turn but was finished soon after going six furlongs. WEST BY WEST failed to be a serious factor. DEVIL HIS DUE raced forwardly into the backstretch and gave way. THYER, between horses much of the way, was carefully handled nearing the end of the backstretch. ECSTATIC RIDE, bumped by MY LUCK RUNS NORTH after the start, raced seven wide into the backstretch and failed to reach contention. SIR PINDER, off slowly, was always outrun. PISTOLS AND ROSES raced within easy striking distance to the far turn and tired badly. SNAPPY LANDING showed good early foot, held on well until near the far turn and faltered badly. DISPOSAL, seven wide into the backstretch, wasn't able to keep pace thereafter. Scratched - A.P. Indy was scratched Saturday morning.s