1944 Kentucky Derby

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70th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 6, 1944
Winning horsePensive
JockeyConn McCreary
TrainerBen A. Jones
OwnerCalumet Farm
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The 1944 Kentucky Derby was the 70th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 6, 1944.[1][2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 5 Pensive Conn McCreary Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:04 1/5
2nd 3 Broadcloth George Woolf Charles Leavitt Mrs. George Poulsen
3rd 6 Stir Up Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable
4th 12 Shut Up Ralph Eccard Ray Priddy Erlanger Stable
5th 15 Brief Sigh Vicenzo Nodarse Rollie T. Shepp River Divide Farm
6th 9 Gay Bit Jack Westrope Albert Dunne Bobanet Stable
7th 16 Bell Buzzer Billie Thompson Charlie Sanborn David Ferguson
8th 4 Gramps Image Otto Grohs Whitey Abel Mrs. Albert J. Abel
9th 2 Skytracer Michael Caffarella Frank J. Baker Manuel B. Goff
10th 1 Challenge Me Willie Garner Danny Cataldo Brolite Farm
11th 8 Alorter Johnny Adams John H. Skirvin Alwin C. Ernst
12th 19 Comenow J. Raymond Layton Lucius P. Harlan Philip Godfrey
13th 13 Valley Flares George Burns B. R. Paton B. R. Paton
14th 14 Diavolaw Joseph Molbert Phil Reilly W. C. Hobson
15th 10 Rock Woodboy William Bailey George S. Morris W. C. Davis
16th 17 American Eagle Jess Higley Raymond White J. V. Maggio


  1. ^ "Countdown to Kentucky Derby 2015 | Pensive, 1944". Courier-journal.com. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  2. ^ "1944". Kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.