Charismatic Wins!

CHARISMATIC: within striking distance, raced 4-wide, took over, driving. MENIFEE: outrun early,split foes 5-wide, drifted out late,bid,closed fast. CAT THIEF: pressed pace 3-wide, gained lead, gamely in drive. PRIME TIMBER: made run 5-wide 1/4 pole, forced out final 1/16, no late gain. EXCELLENT MEETING: outrun to stretch, made a mild steady gain 7 wide. KIMBERLITE PIPE: within striking distance, loomed in final 1/8, forced out late. WORLDLY MANNER: stalked leaders 4-wide, gained even terms for lead 1mi. weakened. K ONE KING: outrun to stretch, passed tired ones. LEMON DROP KID: outrun to stretch, improved position, 8-wide in drive.ANSWER LIVELY: well placed between foes for 1 mile,steadied both turns,weakened. GENERAL CHALLENGE: jolted soundly after start, raced in traffic. ECTON PARK: leaned in bumped start, failed to reach contention. DESERT HERO: bumped, checked 1st turn,bumped again 1/4 pole. STEPHEN GOT EVEN: steadied, bumped foe 1st turn, in heavy traffic. VALHOL: gained lead, moved inside, pace to far turn, tired. FIRST AMERICAN: lunged out start, off slowly, rail bid backstretch, tired. ADONIS: bumped start, exchanged bumps repeatedly opening 1/4,tired, wide. VICAR: 6-7 wide throughout, failed to menace. THREE RING: bumped, steadied start, bumped repeatedly early.

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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

Chris Antley

Antley, a Ft. Lauderdale native, was a two time Kentucky Derby winner aboard Strike the Gold (1991) and Charismatic (1999). In 1985 he was the US Champion Jockey.  He also won the Preakness Stakes in 1999.  In 1987 he was the first rider to win 9 races on 9 different horses in a single day, and in 1989 he won at least once race for 64 consecutive days. // Full Bio...

Owner

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...

Breeder

William S. Farish

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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 Charismatic Chris Antley D. Wayne Lukas Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis William S. Farish
2 Menifee Pat Day Elliott Walden Arthur B. Hancock, III. Arthur B. Hancock, III.
3 Cat Thief Mike Smith D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm Overbrook Farm
4 Prime Timber David Flores Bob Baffert John B. Penn
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Kentucky Derby 125 Race Recap

CHARISMATIC: within striking distance, raced 4-wide, took over, driving. MENIFEE: outrun early,split foes 5-wide, drifted out late,bid,closed fast. CAT THIEF: pressed pace 3-wide, gained lead, gamely in drive. PRIME TIMBER: made run 5-wide 1/4 pole, forced out final 1/16, no late gain. EXCELLENT MEETING: outrun to stretch, made a mild steady gain 7 wide. KIMBERLITE PIPE: within striking distance, loomed in final 1/8, forced out late. WORLDLY MANNER: stalked leaders 4-wide, gained even terms for lead 1mi. weakened. K ONE KING: outrun to stretch, passed tired ones. LEMON DROP KID: outrun to stretch, improved position, 8-wide in drive.ANSWER LIVELY: well placed between foes for 1 mile,steadied both turns,weakened. GENERAL CHALLENGE: jolted soundly after start, raced in traffic. ECTON PARK: leaned in bumped start, failed to reach contention. DESERT HERO: bumped, checked 1st turn,bumped again 1/4 pole. STEPHEN GOT EVEN: steadied, bumped foe 1st turn, in heavy traffic. VALHOL: gained lead, moved inside, pace to far turn, tired. FIRST AMERICAN: lunged out start, off slowly, rail bid backstretch, tired. ADONIS: bumped start, exchanged bumps repeatedly opening 1/4,tired, wide. VICAR: 6-7 wide throughout, failed to menace. THREE RING: bumped, steadied start, bumped repeatedly early.