Derby Contenders

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 will saddle his record 48Th Derby starter in 2015. 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. He saddled a record six straight Triple Crown race winners starting in 1994 and has a record 14 overall winners of Triple Crown events. The 78-year-old horseman, known in racing circles as the “Coach,” is also responsible for 20 individual Breeders’ Cup winners and has led the trainers’ standings by money earned on 14 occasions during his illustrious career. 

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.

Pedigree

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