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The Question: If the winners of the last 10 Kentucky Derbies were matched, which horse would you bet on?
Jimmy Jemail
April 30, 1956
A. B. (HAPPY) CHANDLERGovernor of KentuckyWhy only the last 10 Derbies? The champion of champion is Citation, the last horse to acquire the triple crown. Not only was he the first horse to win over $1 million, but Citation set a record for a mile which still stands. He also set at least three track records and equaled another.
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April 30, 1956

The Question: If The Winners Of The Last 10 Kentucky Derbies Were Matched, Which Horse Would You Bet On?

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ROBINSON S. BROWN JR.
Louisville
Vice-President, distillery
Swaps. I saw that race and had the feeling that if Swaps had really been extended, he would have turned in the best time in Derby history, now held by Whirlaway, 2:01 2/5. Swaps, my choice in any case, recently broke the alltime record for the mile and 70 yards.

SALVATORE GIORDANO
Corporation executive
Any of these horses could win on a given day, depending on condition and desire. But horse racing is as much a business as any other enterprise. As a businessman, and a racing enthusiast as well, I'd consider averages and bet on Citation, the greatest money winner of all time.

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