Monday, May. 11, 1981 Pleasant Colony loped around Churchill Downs on Saturday in an unhurried 2 min. 2 sec. to come in first by three-quarters of a length, paying $9 to bettors with a win ticket. Woodchopper, a 35-to-1 shot, finished second, and Partez, at 7-to-1, came in third. Proud Appeal, the favorite, was out front briefly but finished 18th, behind Cure the Blues in 15th.
Pleasant Colony wins Kentucky Derby for confident trainer
Cure the Blues Pass The Tab Woodchopper Sun Colony Television Studio Sunrise Flight His Majesty Habano Pleasant Colony Classic Go Go Bold Ego Flying Nashua Proud Appeal Well Decorated Partez Double Sonic Top Avenger Mythical Ruler Beau Rit Hoedown's Day Golden Derby Splendid Spruce Tap Shoes Eddie Delahoussaye John M. Gaver Jr. Jorge Velasquez Sandy Hawley John P. Campo D. Wayne Lukas Kentucky Derby Kentucky Derby (1981)