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105th Running Of The 1979 Kentucky Derby With Winner Spectacular Bid


Spectacular Bid was an American Thoroughbred race horse…..who outdistanced General Assembly in the 1979 Kentucky Derby. In a racing career which lasted from 1978 through 1980, Spectacular Bid won 26 of 30 races, set several track records and earned $2,781,607 USD….a then-record sum. He won Eclipse Awards in each of his three seasons.  Slew was ridden by legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker to both Derby and Preakness wins in 1979.


1979 Preakness



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