Sea Hero Wins!

SEA HERO, unhurried while outrun early, commenced a rally between horses leaving the backstretch, moved inside the leaders for the drive and, after taking over, drew clear under left hand urging. PRAIRIE BAYOU, outrun for six furlongs, raced six wide while advancing nearing the stretch, then finished gamely to gain the place while continuing wide. WILD GALE moved within striking distance around the far turn, split horses approaching the final furlong and continued on with good energy. PERSONAL HOPE raced outside STORM TOWER while prompting the pace, took over just before going seven furlongs, held on well to midstretch and weakened. DIAZO advanced steadily to loom a threat while racing four wide nearing the stretch, then weakened. CORBY, always close up, made a bid between horses approaching the stretch and flattened out. KISSIN KRIS came out into TRUTH OF IT ALL after the start, was outrun for a mile, raced nine wide into the stretch and failed to seriously menace. SILVER OF SILVER had no apparent excuse. RAGTIME REBEL ducked out after hesitating at the start, then failed to be a serious factor. TRUTH OF IT ALL, bothered following the start, was always outrun. BULL INTHE HEATHER, caught in close quarters between horses on the first turn, raced within easy striking distance until near the stretch and gave way. DIXIELAND HEAT tired. WALLENDA was never close. MI CIELO saved ground to no avail. UNION CITY broke into TRUTH OF IT ALL, was allowed to follow the leaders to the end of the backstretch, moved menacingly from the outside approaching the stretch, then faltered badly. STORM TOWER broke alertly, saved ground while showing speed for seven furlongs and stopped badly. ROCKAMUNDO raced forwardly along the inside to the far turn and tired. EL BAKAN, wide around the first turn and into the backstretch, was finished soon after going a half. TOSSOFTHECOIN, close up while between horses until near the end of the backstretch, had nothing left.

Trainer

MacKenzie "Mack" Miller

A native of Versailles, Kentucky, Miller grew up near Keeneland Racecouse. After serving in the Army Air Corp in World War II, he became a stable hand for Calumet Fams and took out his training license in 1949. During his career Miller trained four Eclipse Award Champions: Leallah, Assagai, Hawaii and Snow Knight. Miller trained Sea Hero to victory in the 1993 Kentucky Derby for Paul Mellon and Rokeby Stable. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987. // Full Bio...

Jockey

Jerry Bailey

Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey won the 1993 and 1996 Kentucky Derby and the 1993, 2001 and 2005 Kentucky Oaks. He won a record 15 Breeders' Cup races, including five Breeders' Cup Classics, three consecutive from 1993-95. He was the US Champion Jockey six times and was awarded the Ecplise Award for Outstanding Jockey seven times (95-97 and 2000-03); the first person to win it three years in a row. He was awarded the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1993.  Other notable mounts include: Cigar, Skip Away, Saint Liam, Black TIe Affair, Fit to Fight, Hansel, Congaree, Victory Gallop and Medaglia d'Oro. // Full Bio...

Owner

Rokeby Stable

Rokeby Stable was founded by Paul Mellon in the 1940s and produced 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero. Mellon is one of only four men to have raced both a Kentucky Derby winner and an Epsom Derby winner, however, Mellon is the only one to win the Kentucky Derby, Epsom Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Mellon is one of five people designated an "Exemplar of Racing" by the Hall of Fame. Notable horses include: Arts and Letters, Mill Reef, Quadrangle, Fort Marcy, Run the Gantlet, and Key to the Mint. // Full Bio...

Breeder

Paul Mellon

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1975-2000

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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.

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# Contender Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
1 Sea Hero Jerry Bailey MacKenzie "Mack" Miller Rokeby Stable Paul Mellon
2 Prairie Bayou Mike Smith Tom Bohannan Loblolly Stable Loblolly Stable
3 Wild Gale Shane Sellers Michael J. Doyle Little Fish Stable Runnymede & Calumet Farms
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Kentucky Derby 119 Race Recap

SEA HERO, unhurried while outrun early, commenced a rally between horses leaving the backstretch, moved inside the leaders for the drive and, after taking over, drew clear under left hand urging. PRAIRIE BAYOU, outrun for six furlongs, raced six wide while advancing nearing the stretch, then finished gamely to gain the place while continuing wide. WILD GALE moved within striking distance around the far turn, split horses approaching the final furlong and continued on with good energy. PERSONAL HOPE raced outside STORM TOWER while prompting the pace, took over just before going seven furlongs, held on well to midstretch and weakened. DIAZO advanced steadily to loom a threat while racing four wide nearing the stretch, then weakened. CORBY, always close up, made a bid between horses approaching the stretch and flattened out. KISSIN KRIS came out into TRUTH OF IT ALL after the start, was outrun for a mile, raced nine wide into the stretch and failed to seriously menace. SILVER OF SILVER had no apparent excuse. RAGTIME REBEL ducked out after hesitating at the start, then failed to be a serious factor. TRUTH OF IT ALL, bothered following the start, was always outrun. BULL INTHE HEATHER, caught in close quarters between horses on the first turn, raced within easy striking distance until near the stretch and gave way. DIXIELAND HEAT tired. WALLENDA was never close. MI CIELO saved ground to no avail. UNION CITY broke into TRUTH OF IT ALL, was allowed to follow the leaders to the end of the backstretch, moved menacingly from the outside approaching the stretch, then faltered badly. STORM TOWER broke alertly, saved ground while showing speed for seven furlongs and stopped badly. ROCKAMUNDO raced forwardly along the inside to the far turn and tired. EL BAKAN, wide around the first turn and into the backstretch, was finished soon after going a half. TOSSOFTHECOIN, close up while between horses until near the end of the backstretch, had nothing left.