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Mike Smith. 2005. Patient rider Mike Smith rallies last to finish first aboard 50-1 longshot Giacomo.


I’ll Have Another

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I’ll Have Another. 2012. A stirring surge through the long, long stretch at Churchill Downs lifted I’ll Have Another past Bodemeister.


Iron Liege

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Iron Liege. 1957. A cold first Saturday in May, for what some say is the finest field of horses ever to contest the Kentucky Derby. Iron Liege and jockey Bill Hartack get the nod over Gallant Man and Bill Shoemaker.


Kenzie Kapp

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Kenzie Kapp. 2016. Kenzie Kapp creates beautiful Derby Day headwear for beautiful ladies.


King Ranch

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King Ranch. 1936, 1946. The fabulous King Ranch, and its “Running W” brand, emblazoned here on the silks of winning jockey Ira “Babe” Hanford, after Hanford and Bold Venture win the Derby by a whisker in 1936. A decade later, King Ranch is back in the winners’ circle with Assault – who goes on to sweep the Triple Crown in 1946.


LeAnn Rimes

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LeAnn Rimes. 2009. LeAnn Rimes stands and delivers a riveting rendition of the National Anthem for another huge Derby crowd.


Mint Julep

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The Mint Julep. CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) Tim Laird offers a perfect mint julep recipe for Derby festivities.