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1949 Kentucky Derby

75th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 7, 1949
Distance1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)
Winning horsePonder
Winning time2:04 1/5
JockeySteve Brooks
TrainerBen A. Jones
OwnerCalumet Farm
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The 1949 Kentucky Derby was the 75th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 7, 1949 on a track rated fast.[1][2]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 3 Ponder Steve Brooks Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:04 1/5
2nd 1 Capot Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable
3rd 10 Palestinian Hedley Woodhouse Hirsch Jacobs Isidore Bieber
4th 6 Old Rockport Gordon Glisson Phil Reilly Clifford Mooers
5th 9 Halt Conn McCreary Woody Stephens Woodvale Farm
6th 5 Olympia Eddie Arcaro Ivan H. Parke Fred W. Hooper
7th 7 Model Cadet Ovie Scurlock R. Thomas Smith Ada L. Rice
8th 11 Duplicator Basil James Sam Sechrest Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Seley
9th 8 Johns Joy Johnny Adams Monte Parke J. A. Kinard Jr.
10th 4 Ky. Colonel Melvin Peterson John Milton Goode Joe A. Goodwin
11th 13 Lextown Jack Richard Dave Hurn Lexbrook Stable
12th 2 Jacks Town Walter Lee Taylor Lester L. Jenkins Afton Villa Farm
13th 1A Wine List Douglas Dodson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable
14th 12 Senecas Coin Jimmy John Duff Mrs. Albert Roth Mrs. Albert Roth


  1. ^ "Countdown to Kentucky Derby 2015 | Ponder, 1949". 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  2. ^ "1949". Retrieved 2016-06-21.