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1997 Kentucky Derby (G1)

Date/Track:
5/3/1997, Churchill Downs
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
2:02.40

What the Nation is saying about the 1997 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Silver Charm and Captain Bodgit currently stand in Japan and Canada respectively. Free House passed away way far too young at the age of ten. Now we say goodbye to Pulpit. Losing one like him is a tremendous blow to American racing and breeding. The gorgeous Claiborne bay will be sorely missed, but ...Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · Thanks for a great story. I remember that Captain Bodgit came right up to Silver Charm, but couldn't get past him. When asking David Hofmans about his chances with Touch Gold in the Belmont, he mentioned that he did not want to look Silver Charm in the eye, due to his stretch run in the Derby. When they came into the turn for home in the Belmont, Touch Gold was swung wide, so that there was no run-up beside Silver Charm. Maybe the only way he could beat him? · 496 days ago ·
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  • CauseForConcern · Also, when you talk about the crop from '94, two colts I saw, that took what looked like a disappointing field, to a memorable finish, were Deputy Commander and Behrens. · 496 days ago ·
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Silver Charm, winner of the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and the 1998 Dubai World Cup, retired after finishing fourth in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.Read More
Rachel Alexandra became just the fifth filly to win the Preakness Stakes, and the first since Nellie Morse in 1924.Read More

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