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Orb. 2013. Through the mud and around the field, Orb comes flying to take the 139th Run for the Roses.


Pat Day and Lil E Tee

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Pat Day and Lil E Tee. 1992. All the PRE-Derby talk centered on European phenom Arazi, but in the end it is Pat Day and Lil E. Tee who take the roses.


Pearl of the Nile

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Pearl of the Nile. 2016. Born on a dark and stormy night, the filly Pearl of the Nile turns two, still growing towards a racing career.


Pharoah Workout

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Pharoah at Work. 2015. Soft on his feet and fast on the watch, American Pharoah turns in his final workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.


Sea Hero

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The Old Men and the Sea. 1993. In a masterful ride, jockey Jerry Bailey pilots Sea Hero to victory in the Kentucky Derby – the first for longtime racing partners owner Paul Mellon and trainer MacKenzie Miller.



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Secretariat. 1973. Maybe the most popular star in the history of horse racing makes the 99th Derby Day HIS Kentucky Derby Day.


Shoemaker and Ferdinand

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Ferdinand, Whittingham, and Shoemaker. 1986. A three-year-old horse, a 76-year-old trainer and a 54-year-old rider team to produce a Derby memory for the ages.