Grindstone Wins!

GRINDSTONE commenced to rally approaching the end of the backstretch, worked his way between horses along the inside around the far turn, angled out five wide entering the stretch and finished strongly to wear down CAVONNIER in the final stride while drifting out. The latter moved within easy striking distance between horses entering the backstretch, came out five wide to make a run on the far turn, was struck across the face by the whip of HALO SUNSHINE's rider nearing the stretch and, after gaining a clear advantage leaving the furlong grounds, just failed to last. PRINCE OF THIEVES laced room after the start, moved up along the inside approaching the stretch, came out for the drive but wasn't good enough. HALO SUNSHINE, never far back, moved up inside the leaders at the far turn, was racing forwardly when his rider struck CAVONNIER with his whip near the stretch and weakened late. UNBRIDLED'S SONG, racing with two bar shoes, came away in good order, followed HONOUR AND GLORY and MATTY G into the backstretch while racing five wide, took over just after going six furlongs, continued wide into the stretch while clearly in front and weakened. EDITOR'S NOTE, off slowly and outrun early, raced nine wide passing horses approaching the stretch and failed to seriously menace. BLOW OUT, badly outrun early while saving ground, advanced between horses around the far turn, but failed to sustain his rally and was steadied near the final furlong. ALYROB, brushed with HONOUR AND GLORY after the start, raced between horses while advancing around the far turn, then lugged in while tiring during the drive. DILIGENCE, in close following the start, failed to be a serious factor while working his way between horses through the upper stretch. VICTORY SPEECH, reserved early, made a run along the inside racing into the far turn and gave way. CORKER, bothered following the start, raced wide much of the way. SKIP AWAY, within easy striking distance while five wide around the first turn and into the backstretch, was finished soon after going six furlongs while continuing wide. ZARB'S MAGIC, between horses much of the way, tired badly from his early efforts. SEMORAN, well placed to the final turn while racing between horses, tired badly. IN CONTENTION broke out into CORKER after the start, and failed to be a serious factor. LOUIS QUATORZE, wide after coming away in close quarters, tired badly. MATTY G, prominent to the far turn while between horses, stopped badly. HONOUR AND GLORY quickly sprinted clear after brushing with ALYROB following the start, remained in the three or four path while showing speed for seven furlongs and gave way suddenly. BUILT FOR PLEASURE, well out in the track while between horses, raced forwardly into the backstretch but was finished before reaching the far turn. Scratched - City by Night on Friday.

Trainer

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...

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

Overbrook Farm

Founded by the late William T Young, Overbrook Farm was home to one of the most influential sires of the 1990s, Storm Cat. Overbrook won the 1996 Kentucky Derby with homebred Grindstone.  In 1994 they won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder and in 1999 the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Breeder of the Year award. Other notible horses include: Flanders, Boston Harbor, Cat Thief, Tabasco Cat and Timber Country. // Full Bio...

Breeder

Overbrook Farm

Founded by the late William T Young, Overbrook Farm was home to one of the most influential sires of the 1990s, Storm Cat. Overbrook won the 1996 Kentucky Derby with homebred Grindstone.  In 1994 they won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder and in 1999 the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Breeder of the Year award. Other notible horses include: Flanders, Boston Harbor, Cat Thief, Tabasco Cat and Timber Country. // Full Bio...

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 Grindstone Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm Overbrook Farm
2 Cavonnier Chris McCarron Bob Baffert Walter Family Trust Robert H. Walter
3 Prince of Thieves Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Peter Mitchell Lowquest Ltd.
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Kentucky Derby 122 Race Recap

GRINDSTONE commenced to rally approaching the end of the backstretch, worked his way between horses along the inside around the far turn, angled out five wide entering the stretch and finished strongly to wear down CAVONNIER in the final stride while drifting out. The latter moved within easy striking distance between horses entering the backstretch, came out five wide to make a run on the far turn, was struck across the face by the whip of HALO SUNSHINE's rider nearing the stretch and, after gaining a clear advantage leaving the furlong grounds, just failed to last. PRINCE OF THIEVES laced room after the start, moved up along the inside approaching the stretch, came out for the drive but wasn't good enough. HALO SUNSHINE, never far back, moved up inside the leaders at the far turn, was racing forwardly when his rider struck CAVONNIER with his whip near the stretch and weakened late. UNBRIDLED'S SONG, racing with two bar shoes, came away in good order, followed HONOUR AND GLORY and MATTY G into the backstretch while racing five wide, took over just after going six furlongs, continued wide into the stretch while clearly in front and weakened. EDITOR'S NOTE, off slowly and outrun early, raced nine wide passing horses approaching the stretch and failed to seriously menace. BLOW OUT, badly outrun early while saving ground, advanced between horses around the far turn, but failed to sustain his rally and was steadied near the final furlong. ALYROB, brushed with HONOUR AND GLORY after the start, raced between horses while advancing around the far turn, then lugged in while tiring during the drive. DILIGENCE, in close following the start, failed to be a serious factor while working his way between horses through the upper stretch. VICTORY SPEECH, reserved early, made a run along the inside racing into the far turn and gave way. CORKER, bothered following the start, raced wide much of the way. SKIP AWAY, within easy striking distance while five wide around the first turn and into the backstretch, was finished soon after going six furlongs while continuing wide. ZARB'S MAGIC, between horses much of the way, tired badly from his early efforts. SEMORAN, well placed to the final turn while racing between horses, tired badly. IN CONTENTION broke out into CORKER after the start, and failed to be a serious factor. LOUIS QUATORZE, wide after coming away in close quarters, tired badly. MATTY G, prominent to the far turn while between horses, stopped badly. HONOUR AND GLORY quickly sprinted clear after brushing with ALYROB following the start, remained in the three or four path while showing speed for seven furlongs and gave way suddenly. BUILT FOR PLEASURE, well out in the track while between horses, raced forwardly into the backstretch but was finished before reaching the far turn. Scratched - City by Night on Friday.