Derby Contenders

Prep Race History

Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 5 2001 127th Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 2 N/A

Connections

Todd Pletcher

Trainer

Pletcher won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and trained Rags to Riches to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2007 and Princess of Sylmar for win the 2013 Kentucky Oaks. He won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010. He has trained multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank.

John Velazquez

Jockey

John Velazquez has ridden in thirteen editions of the Kentucky Derby and won the 2011 Kentucky Derby aboard Animal Kingdom. He won the 2004 Kentucky Oaks with Ashado. John was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 and was twice awarded the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. He is a two time Belmont Stakes winner and has ridden 10 horses to victory in the Breeders' Cup. Other notable mounts include: Uncle Mo, Da Hoss, Lemon Drop Kid, Lawyer Ron, and Rags to Riches.

Peachtree Stable

Owner

John Fort caught the racing bug as a teeneager in South Carolina while watching Hall of Fame trainers Max Hirsh and Wood Stephens at a nearby training center. A top ranked polo player, Fort began Peachtree Stable in 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia as a racing partnership to buy, race and sell high level horses. Peachtree had their biggest win in the 2011 G -1 Kentucky Oaks with Plum Pretty. The stable nearly captured the 2001 Kentucky Derby when Invisible Ink finished second just behind Monarchos. Other stakes winners that have won in the Peachtree silks include Mythical Power, Bonnie Blue Flag, High Cotton, Flashpoint, Wild Horses and Red Giant.

Viking Farms Limited & Ashford

Breeder

Pedigree

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