Derby Contenders

Prep Race History

Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 7 1994 120th Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 M 3 N/A

Connections

Charles "Jack" Van Berg

Trainer

Jack Van Berg was a Hall of Fame trainer from Nebraska that led Alysheba to victory in the 1987 Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic. Van Berg also trained Gate Dancer to Preakness Stakes victory in 1984. Jack was the US Champion Trainer by wins nine times and was awarded the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in 1984. He was the first trainer to win 5,000 races, acheiving the feat in 1987.

Jerry Bailey

Jockey

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.

Leroy Bowman & Arthur Vogel

Owner

Gulf States Racing Stable

Breeder

Pedigree

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