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Prep Race History

Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 1 1999 125th Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 3 N/A

Connections

D. Wayne Lukas

Trainer

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. 

Mike Smith

Jockey

The son of a jockey, Smith, rode in his first race at age 11.  In 2005 Smith guided Giacomo to a win in the Kentucky Derby, and in 2013 rode Princess of Sylmar to victory in the Kentucky Oaks. He has won both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and 17 Breeders' Cup races, including three Classics. He has won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the  George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, and was inducted in the the Hall of Fame in 2003. Mounts include: Azeri, Zenyatta, Holy Bull, Skip Away, Thunder Gulch, and Lure.

Overbrook Farm

Owner

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.

Overbrook Farm

Breeder

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.

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