128th KENTUCKY DERBY
Grade I for three-year-olds; 9th race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Date—May 4, 2002; Distance—11/4 miles;
Stakes Purse—$1,175,000 ($875,000 to winner; $170,000 for 2nd; $85,000 for 3rd; $45,000 for 4th); Track—Fast; Off—6:12 p.m. EDT; Favorite—Harlan's Holiday (6-1 odds). Winner—War Emblem; Field—18 horses; Time—2:01.13; Start—Good for all; Won—Driving; Sire—Our Emblem; Dam—Sweetest Lady; Record (going into race)—7 starts, 4 wins, 0 second, 0 third; Last start—1st in Illiniois Derby (Apr. 6); Breeder—Charles Nuckols Jr. & Sons (Ky.).
Times—23.25; 47.04; 1:11.75; 1:36.70; 2:01.13
$2 Mutual Prices—#5 War Emblem ($43.00, $22.80, $13.60); #13 Proud Citizen ($24.60, 13.40); #3 Perfect Drift ($6.40). Exacta—(5-13) for $1,300.80; Trifecta—(5-13-3) for $18,373.20; Superfecta—(5-13-3-9) for $91,764.50; Pick Six—(7-10-4-12-3-5) for $1,583.70; Scratched—Buddah and Danthebluegrassman; Overweights—none; Attendance—145,033; TV Rating—8.3/21 share (NBC).
Trainers & Owners (by finish): 1—Bob Baffert & The Thoroughbred Corp.; 2—D. Wayne Lukas & Robert Baker/David Cornstein/William Mack; 3—Murray Johnson & Stonecrest Farm; 4—Bobby Frankel & Edmund Gann; 5—Stephen Margolis & Jeri/Sam Knighton; 6—Paco Gonzalez & William Farish/John Toffan/Trudy McCaffery; 7—Ken McPeek & Starlight Stable; 8—Aidan O'Brien & Michael Tabor/Mrs. John Magnier; 9—Saeed bin Suroor & Godolphin Racing Inc.; 10—Shug McGaughey & Cynthia Phipps; 11—Bill Mott & Kinsman Stable; 12—Aidan O'Brien & Mrs. John Magnier; 13—Ted West & Desperado Stables; 14—Steven Asmussen & James Cassels/Bob Zollars; 15—Jeff Mullins & Joey/Wendy Platts; 16—Wilson Brown & Darwin Olson; 17—James Cassidy & K.M. Stable/Jim Ford/Deron Pearson; 18—Todd Pletcher & Peachtree Stable.