Derby Contenders

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May 4 1996 122nd Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 1 N/A

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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. 

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.

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

Unbridled - Buzz My Bell by Drone

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