Street Sense Wins Kentucky Derby 133

AP Sports Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Street Sense roared from next-to-last in
a 20-horse field to win the Kentucky Derby, putting trainer Carl
Nafzger back in the winner's circle 17 years after his first visit.
The colt broke two Derby jinxes to score the win under jockey
Calvin Borel, who was 0-for-4 in the race.
Street Sense became the first Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner to
return in the spring and win on the first Saturday in May, snapping
an 0-for-23 skid. He was also the first 2-year-old champion to win
the Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979.
Nafzger wrapped his arm around 83-year-old owner James Tafel,
then shook hands before pumping his left fist.
He wasn't nearly as emotional as in 1990, when Unbridled won for
92-year-old Frances Genter, who needed Nafzger's call of the race
to follow her colt to the finish line.
"I can't believe it, I can't believe it. This is the toughest
race in the world to win," Nafzger said.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights

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  • by Ingrid Location: Florida on May 6, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    I would like to say that the "Run for the Roses" is exactly that. How beautiful and glorious can that be? It makes me feel true, proud and whole to be a native Kentuckian!!!!!! God bless everyone.
  • by Ashley Location: lexington on May 5, 2007 at 04:07 PM
    the race was cool i love watching it


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