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Kentucky Derby 123
SILVER CHARM, in hand after coming away in good order, came out from between horses approaching the backstretch, moved up four wide approaching the stretch, reached the front with a furlong remaining and was all out to prevail over CAPTAIN BODGIT. The latter, unhurried while outrun early, saved ground into the backstretch, commenced to advance approaching the far turn, angled out five wide entering the stretch, leaned in slightly behind SILVER CHARM nearing the final sixteenth, then continued on gamely when straightened away.
Hall of Famer Bob Baffert won the Kentucky Derby back-to-back in 1997 and 1998 with Silver Charm and Real Quiet and again in 2002 with War Emblem. He has saddled 19 horses in the Run for the Roses. He has won the Preakness stakes a record tying five times and has won the Eclipse Award for top trainer three times. Baffert has saddled two Kentucky Oaks winners, Silverbulletday and Plum Pretty. // 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...
Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis
Robert and Beverly Lewis owned six Eclipse Award winning horses, including 1997 and 1999 Horses of the Year and Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and Charismatic. The couple were awarded the Ecplise Award of Merit in 1997, the industry's highest honor. Other notable horses owned by the Lewis' include: Timber Country, Serena's Song, Fokelore, and Orientate. // Full Bio...
Ms. Mary L. Wootton
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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.Continue Reading
|1||Silver Charm||Gary Stevens||Bob Baffert||Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis||Ms. Mary L. Wootton|
|2||Captain Bodgit||Alex Solis||Gary A. Capuano||Team Valor International||Edward Wiest|
|3||Free House||David Flores||J. Gonzalez||Trudy McCaffery & John Toffan||Trudy McCaffery & John Toffan|
|4||Pulpit||Shane Sellers||Frank L. Brothers||Claiborne Farm||Claiborne Farm|
Kentucky Derby 123 Race Recap
SILVER CHARM, in hand after coming away in good order, came out from between horses approaching the backstretch, moved up four wide approaching the stretch, reached the front with a furlong remaining and was all out to prevail over CAPTAIN BODGIT. The latter, unhurried while outrun early, saved ground into the backstretch, commenced to advance approaching the far turn, angled out five wide entering the stretch, leaned in slightly behind SILVER CHARM nearing the final sixteenth, then continued on gamely when straightened away. FREE HOUSE broke to the outside, then quickly reached contention. He remained outside PULPIT while vying for the lead into the stretch, held on well to the final sixteenth and drifted in while weakening. PULPIT, prominent from the outset, raced well out from the rail while showing speed, dueled for command to the upper stretch and tired. CRYPTO STAR was without speed while saving ground, continued along the inside into the stretch and failed to seriously menace while passing tired horses. PHANTOM ON TOUR, close up early, raced within easy striking distance between horses to the stretch and gave way. JACK FLASH, outrun early, moved between horses around the far turn, came out for the drive and laced a further response. HELLO failed to be a serious factor. CONCERTO, steadied along the inside behind PULPIT racing into the first turn, continued to save ground while being reserved until near the stretch and gave way when asked. CELTIC WARRIOR was never close. CRIMSON CLASSIC, wide into the first turn while showing early foot, continued wide into the backstretch and was finished at the far turn. SHAMMY DAVIS, fractious in the gate, was racing forwardly when checked between horses at the first turn and tired badly. DEEDS NOT WORDS tired badly while wide throughout. JACK FLASH AND SHAMMY DAVIS RACED WITH MUD CAULKS IN FRONT. CRYPTO STAR RACED WITH MUD CAULKS BEHIND.