Derby Contenders

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May 6 1995 121st 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. 

Gary Stevens

Jockey

Gary Stevens is an Eclipse Award winning jockey with wins in 8 Triple Crown races including 3 Kentucky Derbies. Gary is originally from Idaho where he grew up in a horse racing family. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Gary has won nearly every major race around the world including 8 Breeders Cup races and the Dubai World Cup. He starred in the Academy Award nominated film Seabiscuit playing the role of George Woolf in 2003. In 2005 he retired from racing and became a broadcast racing analyst for NBC. He recently returned to the saddle and back to his familiar spot in the winner's circle. Some of the top horses Gary has ridden include, Winning Colors, Thunder Gulch, Silver Charm, Point Given, Silverbulletday, Victory Gallop and Da Hoss.

Michael Tabor

Owner

Michael Tabor is an owner and breeder from London, England.  His partnership with Coolmore and Ashford stud has produced numerous champions in North America and Europe. Tabor owned Thunder Gulch who won the 1995 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes as well as the Travers Stakes. He is one of four men to own both a Kentucky Derby and Epsom Derby winner.  His horses have won the Breeders' Cup Turf, the Epsom Derby, l'Arc de Triomphe, and the Irish Derby. Notable horses include: Giant's Causeway, Hurricane Run, Montjeu, Galileo, High Chaparrel, and Camelot.

Peter Brant

Breeder

Pedigree

Gulch - Line of Thunder by Storm Bird

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