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May 2 1992 118th Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 M 1 N/A


Lynn Whiting


Born June 28, 1939 in Great Falls, Montana, Lynn won the Kentucky Derby with Lil E. Tee. He made two other appearances in the Kentucky Derby with At The Threshold in 1984 (3rd) and Phantom on Tour in 1997 (6th). Whiting’s first winner came in 1969 at Lincoln Downs with a horse by the name of Fortunatus. He Learned the business from his father Lyle, who was a jockey and trainer in the early 1920s. Lynn ranks in the top ten of leading trainers at Churchill Downs in the track history and has trained top runners Clever Allmont, Karen’s Tom, Classy Irene, Sway, and Hyper and Saucy.

Pat Day


Pat Day won the Kentucky Derby aboard Lil E. Tee in 1992. Day won nine Triple Cown races including five Preakness championships, and twelve Breeders' Cup races including four Classic championships. Day was the US Champion jockey by wins five times and by earnings twice. He won the Eclipse award for Outstanding Jockey four times and was awarded the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award and Mike Venezia Memeorial Award. He is number one on the all time earnings list and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

W. Cal Partee


W. C. "Cal" Partee or Magnolia, Arkansas, won the 1992 Kentucky Derby with Lil E.Tee, after a 14-year partnership between him and trainer Lynn Whiting. Partee bought his first thoroughbred in 1954 and by 1984, Partee ranked 20th among North America's leading owners, and his stable included a pair of Grade I stakes winners in At the Threshold and Big Pistol. He bought his first sawmill in the 1930s and began oil and gas investments in 1947. In 1948, he established Partee Flooring Mill.

Lawrence I. Littman



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