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1979 Kentucky Derby

105th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 5, 1979
Distance1 1/4 miles
Winning horseSpectacular Bid
Winning time2:02.40
Final odds.60-1
JockeyRon Franklin
TrainerBud Delp
OwnerHawksworth Farm
ConditionsThree-year-olds
SurfaceDirt (fast)
Attendance128,488
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The 1979 Kentucky Derby was the 105th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 5, 1979 on a track rated fast.[1][2]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 3 Spectacular Bid Ron Franklin Bud Delp Hawksworth Farm 2:02 2/5
2nd 6 General Assembly Laffit Pincay Jr. LeRoy Jolley Bertram R. Firestone 2 ¾
3rd 1 Golden Act Sandy Hawley Loren Rettele William H. Oldknow & Robert W. Phipps 3
4th 7 King Celebrity Cash Asmussen Robert J. Taylor Che-Bar Stable 1 ¾
5th 9 Flying Paster Donald Pierce Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 2 ½
6th 5 Screen King Angel Cordero Jr. Luis Barrera Flying Zee Stable 3 ½
7th 8 Sir Ivor Again Don MacBeth LeRoy Jolley Mrs. Tilyou Christopher 3 ¼
8th 4 Shamgo Frank Olivares John Sullivan Rogers Red Top Inc. 1 ¼
9th 10 Lot O' Gold Donald Brumfield William E. Adams Frederick E. Lehmann 4 ¼
10th 2 Great Redeemer Richard Depass James A. Mohamed Mr. & Mrs. James Mohamed 25
  • Winning Breeder: Mrs. William Jason & Mrs. William M. Gilmore; (KY)

References

  1. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (2003-06-11). "HORSE RACING - Spectacular Bid Is Dead at Age 27 - Crown Attempt Was Foiled by a Pin". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  2. ^ "1979". Kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.