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Redemption for a Derby Loser
William Nack
May 06, 1991
Great Redeemer, last in the '79 Kentucky Derby, is now a stellar hunter and show horse
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May 06, 1991

Redemption For A Derby Loser

Great Redeemer, last in the '79 Kentucky Derby, is now a stellar hunter and show horse

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She leads her happy horse out of the riding ring and guides him to his comfortable stall. "You know," she says, "I usually change a horse's name when I make one into a hunter. But I decided not to change his. He'll always be Great Redeemer. I think any horse who runs in the Kentucky Derby should keep his name."

Even if he finishes last.

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