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May 6, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
If you're ever at a Kentucky Derby, do yourself a favor. Take some advice: Don't bet the favorite. Skip right past anything less than 10-1. Look, Notre Dame wins football games, Nicklaus won golf tournaments, the Yankees won World Series. But the chalk doesn't win the Kentucky Derby. It belongs to the don't-figures. For the 11th year in a row, the Derby was not won by the post-time favorite Saturday. You had a horse in there who had never been beaten.
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October 20, 2001 | Associated Press
Unbridled, the 1990 Kentucky Derby champion, was euthanized after a bout of colic. The 14-year-old stallion, who had been at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., was put down at the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Clinic on Thursday after it was determined that the condition was terminal. "He'd had two previous operations and never fully gotten over the problem," said Gus Koch, farm manager at Claiborne. Unbridled had surgery Sept. 21, after several bouts of colic this summer. He had a second operation Sept.
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May 6, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They ordinarily would have been grumbling and throwing towels, kicking trash cans and making excuses. For the "other" 14 jockeys in the 116th Kentucky Derby, the big one had just gotten away. A chance of a lifetime gone--at least for another year. But the scene in the Churchill Downs jockeys' room after Saturday's Derby had a kind of "aw shucks" feel, as the riders gathered around the television replay of the race and were reduced to misty-eyed Boy Scouts.
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November 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
Unbridled, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic last year, has finished his racing career and will stand at stud. Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm announced Tuesday that Unbridled and his full brother, Cahill Road, will enter stud for the 1992 breeding season. Unbridled finished in the money in 20 of 24 career starts, including third in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic. He retires as thoroughbred racing's fifth all-time money winner with $4,489,475. Owned by the Frances A.
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May 8, 1990 | Jim Murray
I guess the most difficult feat in sports is hitting in 56 consecutive games. Only one man has done it. Or, it's winning golf's Grand Slam. Only one man has done that. Hitting 60 home runs has been done twice. But you really have to put winning the Triple Crown in horse racing in there some place.
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October 29, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Carl Nafzger doesn't know how many videotape cassettes he owns of the 1990 Kentucky Derby. That's the race for which he saddled Unbridled and then gave a wire-to-wire account of his victory to Frances Genter, the colt's 93-year-old owner, on national television. "I've got 25 of those tapes," Nafzger said, laughing. "No, not really. All I know is that I have more than one. When I'm depressed, I pop one into the player and watch it."
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May 16, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Summer Squall-Unbridled 1-2 finish in Saturday's Preakness might balance the Triple Crown rivalry between the colts, but it would do nothing for the series' $1-million bonus and turn the Belmont Stakes into an anticlimax. Triple Crown sponsors and officials are supposed to be neutral, but privately they are hoping that the Preakness result doesn't turn out to be Summer Squall first and Unbridled second, which would be a reversal of their positions in the Kentucky Derby.
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May 13, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Carl Nafzger said Sunday that Unbridled, the sixth-place finisher in Saturday's Pimlico Special, had bled internally during the race. A trickle of blood from the lungs and a small amount in one of his nostrils was found when Unbridled was examined after the race. Nafzger said he didn't immediately announce the 4-year-old colt's condition because he didn't want to detract from the three-length victory by Farma Way.
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October 20, 2001 | Associated Press
Unbridled, the 1990 Kentucky Derby champion, was euthanized after a bout of colic. The 14-year-old stallion, who had been at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., was put down at the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Clinic on Thursday after it was determined that the condition was terminal. "He'd had two previous operations and never fully gotten over the problem," said Gus Koch, farm manager at Claiborne. Unbridled had surgery Sept. 21, after several bouts of colic this summer. He had a second operation Sept.
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June 6, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day Summer Squall won the Preakness at Pimlico, the 3-year-old colt was injected with 10 cubic centimeters of Lasix, twice the legal dosage that horses with pulmonary bleeding can receive on race day in California and most other states. Maryland is one of eight states that do not limit the amount of Lasix horses who have suffered from respiratory bleeding can be given.
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October 29, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Carl Nafzger doesn't know how many videotape cassettes he owns of the 1990 Kentucky Derby. That's the race for which he saddled Unbridled and then gave a wire-to-wire account of his victory to Frances Genter, the colt's 93-year-old owner, on national television. "I've got 25 of those tapes," Nafzger said, laughing. "No, not really. All I know is that I have more than one. When I'm depressed, I pop one into the player and watch it."
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May 13, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Carl Nafzger said Sunday that Unbridled, the sixth-place finisher in Saturday's Pimlico Special, had bled internally during the race. A trickle of blood from the lungs and a small amount in one of his nostrils was found when Unbridled was examined after the race. Nafzger said he didn't immediately announce the 4-year-old colt's condition because he didn't want to detract from the three-length victory by Farma Way.
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June 6, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day Summer Squall won the Preakness at Pimlico, the 3-year-old colt was injected with 10 cubic centimeters of Lasix, twice the legal dosage that horses with pulmonary bleeding can receive on race day in California and most other states. Maryland is one of eight states that do not limit the amount of Lasix horses who have suffered from respiratory bleeding can be given.
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May 17, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A horse van pulled up to Pimlico's Barn E--the Preakness barn--in a light rain just after noon Wednesday, sending reporters, photographers and track officials hurrying in its direction. The back door opened, and a chestnut mare was led off. "That's Gaily Gaily," someone said. "She's running in the Dixie Handicap on Thursday." The wait was for a large bay colt with a white blaze running down his face. Unbridled is his name, the Kentucky Derby is his fame.
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May 16, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Summer Squall-Unbridled 1-2 finish in Saturday's Preakness might balance the Triple Crown rivalry between the colts, but it would do nothing for the series' $1-million bonus and turn the Belmont Stakes into an anticlimax. Triple Crown sponsors and officials are supposed to be neutral, but privately they are hoping that the Preakness result doesn't turn out to be Summer Squall first and Unbridled second, which would be a reversal of their positions in the Kentucky Derby.
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May 8, 1990 | Jim Murray
I guess the most difficult feat in sports is hitting in 56 consecutive games. Only one man has done it. Or, it's winning golf's Grand Slam. Only one man has done that. Hitting 60 home runs has been done twice. But you really have to put winning the Triple Crown in horse racing in there some place.
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May 7, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances Genter's eyesight is so poor that the running of the 116th Kentucky Derby Saturday was only a blur. Unbridled's jockey, Craig Perret, wore a yellow cap rather than a light blue one so that owner Genter, 92, might be able to follow her colt in the race, but she still needed her trainer, Carl Nafzger, to stand next to her and give a play-by-play account of the race. Nafzger began: "It's a clean break, he's laying great." With a half-mile to run, he said: "He's making a nice move."
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May 6, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unbridled, the unappreciated, won the 116th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, soundly beating Summer Squall and Mister Frisky, two more glamorous horses that sniffed the lilies instead of the roses at Churchill Downs. Mister Frisky, undefeated in 16 races, which made him the most successful Derby starter ever, was sent off as the 19-10 favorite. Then he became the 11th consecutive public choice to fail here.
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May 7, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances Genter's eyesight is so poor that the running of the 116th Kentucky Derby Saturday was only a blur. Unbridled's jockey, Craig Perret, wore a yellow cap rather than a light blue one so that owner Genter, 92, might be able to follow her colt in the race, but she still needed her trainer, Carl Nafzger, to stand next to her and give a play-by-play account of the race. Nafzger began: "It's a clean break, he's laying great." With a half-mile to run, he said: "He's making a nice move."
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May 6, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
If you're ever at a Kentucky Derby, do yourself a favor. Take some advice: Don't bet the favorite. Skip right past anything less than 10-1. Look, Notre Dame wins football games, Nicklaus won golf tournaments, the Yankees won World Series. But the chalk doesn't win the Kentucky Derby. It belongs to the don't-figures. For the 11th year in a row, the Derby was not won by the post-time favorite Saturday. You had a horse in there who had never been beaten.
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