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1979 Kentucky Derby

105th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 5, 1979
Winning horseSpectacular Bid
JockeyRon Franklin
TrainerBud Delp
OwnerHawksworth Farm
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The 1979 Kentucky Derby was the 105th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 5, 1979.[1][2]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 4 Spectacular Bid Ron Franklin Bud Delp Hawksworth Farm
2nd 1 General Assembly Laffit Pincay Jr. LeRoy Jolley Bertram R. Firestone
3rd 2 Golden Act Sandy Hawley Loren Rettele William H. Oldknow and Robert W. Phipps
4th 7 King Celebrity Cash Asmussen Robert J. Taylor Che-Bar Stable
5th 8 Flying Paster Donald R. Pierce Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder
6th 6 Screen King Angel Cordero Jr. Luis Barrera Flying Zee Stable
7th 1A Sir Ivor Again Don MacBeth LeRoy Jolley Mrs. T. Christopher
8th 5 Shamgo Frank Olivares John Sullivan Rogers Red Top Inc.
9th 9 Lot O' Gold Donald Brumfield W. E. Adams F.E. Lehmann
10th 3 Great Redeemer Richard Depass J. A. Mohamed Mr. and Mrs. J. Mohamed


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