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Unbridled wins the 1990 Derby

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Unbridled...

I thought of the enchantment that a year of the horse could bring, and hope that a calendar that warmed me in December can thrill me in May.Read More
My newest Kentucky Derby 2014 contender Gold Hawk ran his record to a perfect 2-for-2 with a good looking, late striding 3-1/2 length score in an entry level route at Fair Grounds Dec. 27.Read More
  • railbird33 · Speaking of Fair Grounds- Unknown Road on 12/19 ran an impressive time, Bernardini colt, worth tracking for now. · 105 days ago ·
I wrote the article below nearly four years ago. My father has since made a full recovery from his brush with death, and Candice, Kendra, and I are looking forward to his next visit on Saturday. Now I am worried about the horse that joined my father as the subject of that piece. I fear what will bec...Read More
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  • goblin · Thanks for clarifying, Donna Keen, and thanks as well for your wonderful work at RMR! · 152 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · A once proud and talented stakes winner is now a seven-year-old gelding not competitive in a $15k claimer at Laurel. Image is more important than reality, though, so all I can do is hope for the safety of This Ones For Phil, destined for cheap races at Tampa Bay Downs to pad the winning stats of owner and trainer. · 152 days ago ·
Todd Pletcher’s top early Kentucky Derby 2014 contender Havana followed up a sharp debut maiden win with a game neck victory in the Grade I Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, October 5.Read More
Plenty of Super Derby facts both old and new ...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Absolutely ... it is a tricky time of year on my working schedule, but I will get to Louisiana Downs and the Super Derby sometime soon. Thanks, CFC! · 224 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Now I know the Super Derby much better than I did before. Thanks, Brian. · 224 days ago ·
Can a horse who never had any Breeders’ Cup success still be considered a great horse? Housebuster was proof that the answer is yes. His outstanding record and his flare while winning earned him repeat wins of the Eclipse Award as the Outstanding Sprinter in 1990 and 1991, making him the only horse ...Read More
From the time the Pacific Classic was first conceived it was designed to be Del Mar’s signature event. It was to be a test for the top horses in the nation, going America’s classic distance of ten furlongs, and held where the turf meets the surf. Add in the big money on the line, and the million dol...Read More
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  • travel_vic · you are never going to see an equivalent to the ACS with the breeder's cup around as the prize · 279 days ago ·
  • Mike in SB · TV I think the Breeders Cup is the best way to get a championship series like the ACS, they could expand the win and your in races into a series for each Breeders Cup race. The Breeders Cup and the Graded Stakes Committee are the best groups in racing that could be used to organize the different tracks, owners and trainers into excepting one governing body for racing. I'm not saying it would be easy but it could happen and needs to happen. · 279 days ago ·
Associated Press Published: Saturday, May 4, 1996 Grindstone nipped Cavonnier at the wire in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and gave trainer D. Wayne Lukas an incredible sixth straight victory in a Triple Crown race. Read More
  • CauseForConcern · The Triple Crown that was influenced by Grindstone: After winning the Kentucky Derby, it was determined that he was injured, and be retired, to stand at stud. Since Jerry Bailey had rewarded Lukas with the Derby, it was only fitting that he provide him with the best of the rest of his stock. He decided that Bailey would ride Prince Of Thieves, who finished third behind Grindstone in the Derby, in the Preakness. This move cost Pat Day a mount, but, Nick Zito came a calling. He asked Day if he would like to ride his colt, Louis Quatorze, who finished 16th in the Derby. Day accepted the offer, and proceeded to lead wire-to-wire. As Day crossed the finish line, he threw up his hand, as if to say that this was Number 5 Preakness win. Or, was it something directed at Lukas for taking him off of a live mount? When the Belmont came around, the one that would be the victor was none other than Editor's Note, who was the betting interest entrymate of Grindstone in the Kentucky Derby. And he,not Grindstone, was probably more of the reason why Grindstone didn't pay that much in the Derby. So, there you have it: 1996, the year the Triple Crown was influenced by Grindstone. · 300 days ago ·
Last Derby winner to produce a Derby winner(Grindstone). Not looking likely this year, again. Big Brown is the only Derby winner on HRN's top 50 contenders with Brown Almighty(ranked 9th. Maybe a Big Brown or Street Sense one of these Derby's down the road taking the roses???
It may no longer be fresh in the mind, but once upon a time, February 19, 2011, to be exact, Al Stall unveiled a well-bred son of Pulpit in a maiden special weight at Fair Grounds. What ensued, after the gates sprang open in the six furlong event, is stuff of legend. Uncle Mo, or no Uncle Mo, it wou...Read More
Whether or not Shackleford can win the Grade 1 Clark Handicap today, his dam Oatsee has already proven herself a very special broodmare.Read More
Enjoy these historical fun facts about the nation's most important two-year-old race for fillies...Read More
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  • Floridaf · Hard to believe that Pletcher doesn't have a Juvenile Fillies victory. Anxious to see if we have another undefeated winner this year. · 581 days ago ·
  • ScottDick · This is awesome! · 581 days ago ·
When people ask me what my favorite Kentucky Derby was, I always respond with the 1990 edition won by Unbridled. It was my most memorable for several personal reasons: It was my first Kentucky Derby in person, I was a big fan of the strapping son of Fappiano, I talked many of my college buddies into...Read More
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  • travel_vic · consistent rugged...a good one · 672 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Two thing learned about Unbridled: 1st) he routinely ran INSDIE horses late in the stretch, as both his Derby and most obviously his Belmont BC Classic showed that unique ability. 2) His trouble in the Blue Grass went un-noted in the charts and accounting for the loss of ground in that contest, propelled him to be a strong contender three weeks late in Louisville...Finaly WHO can forget Nafzager ddesribing the winning move to Mrs. Genter the heir to the pop up toaster forturne! · 672 days ago ·
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Guyana Star Dweej. Read More
Unbridled? A truly great race horse.
Giving up on any horse in the Kentucky Derby because they lost their last prep is a decision not supported by history...Read More
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  • AnnaK · T_vic, that was a good explanation of pace. Explain Zenyatta a bit, never stalking or mid herd, almost like she had her own race in some ways. · 740 days ago ·
  • HeatherSeiden · Wonderfully said. People seem to be quick to jump on and off bandwagons based on small bits of information. I'm still very, very high on Rags. Not to mention he is one of the best looking horses around! · 738 days ago ·
A star at six furlongs, Secret Circle needs to prove he can handle two-turns before being considered a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender...Read More
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  • travel_vic · you forget Baffert has trained several very very good K Derby performers · 868 days ago ·
  • footlick · Just look at Bold Forbes as an example of a horse who was taught stamina · 867 days ago ·
Unbridled, the 1990 Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic winner, was euthanized after developing colic.Read More
Say what you will about how the pace unfolded in yesterday’s Super Derby, but one thing you cannot deny is that the winner is a horse on a roll … and a Derby roll at that. Undefeated now in four starts in 2011, Prayer For Relief first jumped on the Derby train with a win in Prairie Meadows’ Iowa Der...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Yes, the amount of useless information I have in my head is indeed boundless ;-) · 947 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · He has not overly impressed me. It is easy to rack up wins when the competition you face is so inferior to you. I'm glad he is taking his game to a new level, but I don't see him hitting the board in the Classic. · 945 days ago ·
"The Derby is a day away. It's Friday. Time for me to use what I considered a small secret weapon with this particular horse. I had done it with him in nearly every race of his career, but had kept it secret from the press.A day prior to each of his races, instead of just galloping him for exercise,...Read More

Unbridled - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video11/02/91Unbridled3rdCD81 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MBlack Tie AffairTwilight AgendaUnbridled2:02.95
View Details10/06/91Unbridled2ndKee81 1/8 mDFayette Stakes-G2 3+ MSummer SquallUnbridledSecret Hello1:48.84
View DetailsView Video08/10/91Unbridled3rdDmr31 1/4 mDPacific Classic 3+ MBest PalTwilight AgendaUnbridled1:59.80
View Details08/03/91Unbridled1stAP57 fDAllow 3+ MUnbridledSpanish DrummerPerfection1:21.12
View DetailsView Video05/11/91Unbridled6thPim91 3/16 mDPimlico Special-G1 4 MFarma WaySummer SquallJolie's Halo1:52.40
View Details04/13/91Unbridled5thOP81 1/8 mDOaklawn Handicap-G1 3+ MFestinPrimalJolie's Halo1:48.71
View Details03/16/91Unbridled1stGP67 fDDeputy Minister Hcp. 3+ MUnbridledHousebusterShuttleman1:21.92
View DetailsView Video10/27/90Unbridled1stBel91 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MUnbridledIbn BeyThirty Six Red2:02.20
View DetailsView Video09/23/90Unbridled2ndLaD101 1/4 mDSuper Derby-G1 3 MHome At LastUnbridledCee's Tizzy2:02.00
View DetailsView Video06/09/90Unbridled4thBel81 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MGo And GoThirty Six RedBaron De Vaux2:27.20
View DetailsView Video05/19/90Unbridled2ndPim101 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MSummer SquallUnbridledMister Frisky1:53.60
View DetailsView Video05/05/90Unbridled1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MUnbridledSummer SquallPleasant Tap2:02.00