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1996 Kentucky Derby

The 1996 Kentucky Derby was the 122nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 4, 1996.[1] There were 142,668 in attendance. The loss by 7-2 favorite Unbridled's Song marked the 17th year in a row that the betting favorite failed to win the race.[2] The winning horse Grindstone was sired by another Kentucky Derby winner, Unbridled.[3]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Grindstone Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 2:01.06
2nd Cavonnier Chris McCarron Bob Baffert Walter Family Trust
3rd Prince of Thieves Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Peter Mitchell
4th Halo Sunshine Craig Perret Richard J. Cross Henry Pabst
5th Unbridled's Song Mike E. Smith James T. Ryerson Paraneck Stable
6th Editor's Note Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm
7th Blow Out Patrick A. Johnson James O. Keefer Heiligbrodt & Keefer & New
8th Alyrob Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase Four Star Stable
9th Diligence Kent Desormeaux Nick Zito Kinsman Stable
10th Victory Speech Jose Santos D. Wayne Lukas Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor
11th Corker Corey Black Charles Whittingham Hancock III & Kinerk & McNair
12th Skip Away Shane Sellers Hubert Hine Carolyn H. Hine
13th Zarb's Magic Ronald Ardoin Bret Thomas Foxwood Plantation, Inc.
14th Semoran Russell Baze Bob Baffert Donald R. Dizney & James E. English
15th In Contention Anthony Black Cynthia G. Reese Noreen Carpenito
16th Louis Quatorze Chris Antley Nick Zito Condren & Cornacchia & Hoffman
17th Matty G Alex Solis Ronald McAnally Double J Farm
18th Honour And Glory Aaron Gryder D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor
19th Built For Pleasure John Velazquez Thomas H. Heard Jr. Thomas H. Heard Jr.


Post Horse Win Place Show



$ 13.80








Prince of Thieves


  • $2 Exacta: (2-12) Paid $61.80



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