On May 4, 1968, Dancer's Image crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs to win the 94th Kentucky Derby. Over forty years later, questions still linger over the origins of the substance and the turmoil it created.
Yet the jubilation ended three days later for the owner, the jockey and the trainers who propelled the celebrated thoroughbred to victory. Amid a firestorm of controversy, Dancer's Image was disqualified after blood tests revealed the presence of a widely used anti-inflammatory drug with a dubious legal status. Veteran turf writer and noted equine law expert Milt Toby gives the first in-depth look at the only disqualification in Derby history and how the Run for the Roses was changed forever.
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The author seems biased in his account and fails to provide proof in many instances when he alleges incompetence etc. I am also astonished that he does not follow up more on the suspicious behavior by...
Loved it. What a story. I'm horse crazy so it was right up my alley. Never knew about this. I've met the jockey who rode Dancer's Image. He won the Derby two years in a row. Seems there was some skull...