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Kentucky Derby draw, 1988

Posted on May 4, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson puts up the last name drawn for the 1988 Kentucky Derby, Regal Classic in post position No. 3, May 5, 1988 in Louisville. 17 3-year-olds entered in the 114th running of the Derby with the winner taking home $611,200 of the $786,200 purse. By comparison, the 2016 purse is $2 million, with $1.24 million going to the winner. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas' Winning Colors drew an ideal spot in the No. 11 stall in the gate and ended up winning the Run for the Roses two days later. She was the only filly in the race. Photo by Ron Garrison | staff

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson put up the last name drawn for the 1988 Kentucky Derby, Regal Classic in post position No. 3, on May 5, 1988, in Louisville. Seventeen 3-year-olds were entered in the 114th running of the Derby, with the winner taking home $611,200 of the $786,200 purse. By comparison, the 2016 purse is $2 million, with $1.24 million going to the winner. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ Winning Colors drew an ideal spot in the No. 11 position in the gate and ended up winning the Run for the Roses two days later. She was the only filly in the race. The draw for the 2016 race is Wednesday, May 4. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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