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Kentucky Derby 124
REAL QUIET, broke to the inside bumping BASIC TRAINEE, moved up between horses approaching the end of the backstretch, came out to continue his run on the far turn, took over before going a mile and, after gaining a clear advantage lasted over VICTORY GALLOP. VICTORY GALLOP, outrun for six furlongs rallied six wide approaching the stretch and finished strongly. INDIAN CHARLIE outside horses while allowed to follow the leaders into the backstretch, made a run between horses approaching the stretch, held on well to the final furlong and weakened.
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...
Like many other top jockeys, Desormeaux is a product of Louisiana and started his riding career at Evangeline Downs. He has won the Kentucky Derby on three occasions guiding Real Quiet in 1998, Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000, and Big Brown in 2008. Desormeaux was inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2004 and has won the Eclipse Award for top jockey three times. Other top horses include Paddy O'Prado, Summer Bird, Dullahan, and C. S. Silk. // Full Bio...
Mike Pegram is a sucessful restaurant fanchisee originally from Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Pegram is the owner of 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and 3 year old champion colt Real Quiet. He also owns two time champion filly Silverbulletday who won the 1998 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and the 1999 Kentucky Oaks. He also owns 2001 Dubai World Cup winner Captain Steve. // Full Bio...
Little Hill 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
|1||Real Quiet||Kent Desormeaux||Bob Baffert||Mike Pegram||Little Hill Farm|
|2||Victory Gallop||Alex Solis||Elliott Walden||Prestonwood Farm, Inc.||Tall Oaks Farm|
|3||Indian Charlie||Gary Stevens||Bob Baffert||Hal Earnhardt & John R. Gaines Racing LLC||Hal Earnhardt|
|4||Halory Hunter||Corey Nakatani||Nick Zito||Elmendorf Farm|
Kentucky Derby 124 Race Recap
REAL QUIET, broke to the inside bumping BASIC TRAINEE, moved up between horses approaching the end of the backstretch, came out to continue his run on the far turn, took over before going a mile and, after gaining a clear advantage lasted over VICTORY GALLOP. VICTORY GALLOP, outrun for six furlongs rallied six wide approaching the stretch and finished strongly. INDIAN CHARLIE outside horses while allowed to follow the leaders into the backstretch, made a run between horses approaching the stretch, held on well to the final furlong and weakened. HALORY HUNTER, outrun to the far turn raced six wide into the stretch, and made up some ground late. CAPTE TOWN moved up between horses, racing into the fat turn, cameto nearing the stetch and failed to sustain his bid. PARADE GROUND outrun to the far turn, moved inside approaching the stretch and lacked a late repsonse. HANUMAN HIGHWAY moved within easy striking distance along the inside nearing the far turn then gave way. FAVORITE TRICK, never far back, made a run along the inside on the farturn and tired badly. NATIONALORE came out into BASIC TRAINEE after the start, andfailed to readch serious contention. OLD TRIESTE stumbled after the start, recovered quickly to reach the front nearing the backstretch, sprinted clear approaching the far turn but was finished after going a mile. CHILITO raced well out from the rail while a factor to the far turn and gave way. ROBINWOOD tired badly while racing wide. ARTAX off slowly, moved up out side horses after entering the backstretch and tired badly. ROCK AND ROLL showed speed along the inside to the far turn, stopped badly and was not persevered with. BASIC TRAINEE bumped after the start, was being outrun when checked sharply behind CHILITO approaching the stretch, then bore out badly leaving the far turn and was eased when unable to keep up.