At the historic Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, future Kentucky Derby winners have been sold to the highest bidder and gone on to greatness in winning the World’s Greatest Race. Names such as I'll Have Another, Animal Kingdom, Big Brown and War Emblem have all pranced out of that sales ring and into the history books.
Now in April 2015, a panel of all Kentucky Derby winning jockeys will join us on that same stage to share with you their fondest memories of their Derby winning experiences.
Lukas has more Triple Crown wins than any other trainer with 14, including Kentucky Derby victories in 1988, 1995, 1996 and 1999. He also holds the record for most Breeders’ Cup victories with 20, and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1999.
with special Guests:
Laffit Pincay, Jr.
Pincay won the 1984 Kentucky Derby aboard Swale and finished with 9,530 wins overall, the most all-time when he retired in 2003. Other highlights include three straight Belmont Stakes victories from 1982-84 and wins in seven Breeders’ Cup events. Pincay, a native of Panama, earned enshrinement into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 1975 after winning five Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Jockey (1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1985) during his career.
Angel Cordero, Jr.
Cordero won the Kentucky Derby in 1974 (Cannonade), 1976 (Bold Forbes) and 1985 (Spend a Buck), on his way to 7,057 victories overall. A native of Puerto Rico, Cordero won two Preakness Stakes (1980, 1984), one Belmont Stakes (1976) and four Breeders’ Cup races. Cordero was named to the Hall of Fame in 1988 with two Eclipse Awards (1982, 1983) on his resume.
Day, the all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs and Keeneland, won the 1992 Kentucky Derby with Lil E. Tee and retired with 8,803 victories total. Day won five Preakness Stakes (1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996) and three Belmont Stakes (1989, 1994, 2000) along with 12 Breeders’ Cup victories. He took home four Eclipse Awards (1984, 1986, 1987, 1991) and went into the Hall of Fame in 1991.
McCarron won a pair of Kentucky Derbys, coming in 1987 with Alysheba and 1994 with Go for Gin. He also won two Preakness Stakes (1987, 1992), two Belmont Stakes (1986, 1997) and nine Breeders’ Cup races among his 7,141 wins. He won the Eclipse Award in 1980, and earned enshrinement into the Hall of Fame in 1989.
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