Derby Contenders

Carl Nafzger

Carl Nafzger, a former rodeo bullriding champion from Plainview, Texas, was indcuted into the US Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.  Nafzger trained Unbridled to victories in the 1990 Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic, winning the 1990 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer. In 1998 he trained Banshee Breeze to the Outstanding 3 year old filly award. He trained Street Sense to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and the 2007 Kentucky Derby.