Unlike the modern Kentucky Derby in which colts compete for starting berths over a period of weeks and the field is for the most part set several weeks in advance, this Derby of yesteryear featured a colt whose status as a starter was not confirmed until less than an hour before post time, when the owner went looking for the jockey and told him to get ready to ride. The last-minute decision resulted in the biggest win of the colt's long career. Who was he?
4/17/2020 10:32:38 pm
Mine That Bird
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4/24/2020 10:52:42 pm
Yes ma'am, Barbara!
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