RUN FOR THE ROSES: LADIES' DAY AT THE DERBY w/BONUS FOOTAGE
1904 ELWOOD won the roses for the first woman to start a horse in the Derby, Mrs. Laska Durnell, and that same Derby marked the first time another woman, Mrs. J.V. Pathor of Missouri, was listed as the breeder of a Derby winner.
Other female firsts in Derby history include the first to saddle a Derby starter as a trainer - that was Mary Hirsh in 1937, daughter of the famed trainer, Max Hirsch; she trained the 13th place finisher, NO SIR.
And the first lady to ride in the Derby was jockey, Diane Crump, in 1970 - she finished 15th in the 96th classic.
But some of the rarest feats in the long history of the Derby have been victories by fillies over the colts. These three fillies truly
earned their roses: REGRET in 1915, GENUINE RISK in 1980, and WINNING COLORS in 1988. Find out why REGRET almost didn't make it to the post Derby day, GENUINE RISK's controversial Preakness run and how she made history when bred to SECRETARIAT - the first mating between Kentucky Derby winners, and D. Wayne Lukas' first Derby Winner - WINNING COLORS. These three fillies held their own when asked upon and did not disappoint in the race that mattered the most.
A salute to women everywhere!
AS AN ADDED BONUS...a lengthy segment on WINNING COLORS is included as well as the sad news of GENUINE RISK's death at the age of 31 at Newstead Farm near Upperville, Virginia - the home of her long-time devoted owners, Bertram and Diana Firestone.
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