Cannonade - winner 1974 Kentucky Derby
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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
"Home of Aiken's Racing Champions"
Information: 803-642-7631
Located in Hopelands Gardens at 135 Dupree Place (off Whiskey Road) Aiken, SC 29801
Racing Silks of John Olin.
Cannonade's owner John Olin.
Cannonade's sire, Bold Bidder.
Queen Sucree, dam of Cannonade.
Race Day Program.
1974 Kentucky Derby ticket.
Aerial of Billie Shoemaker aboard Agitate (#3) and Angel Cordero on Cannonade (#1) leaving the gates during the start of the 1974 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. photo by Neil Leifer.
Cannonade headed into the stretch.
Cannonade winning the 100th Kentucky Derby.
Cannonade in the winner's circle with jockey, Angel Cordero, Jr.
Aiken trained, Cannonade on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Trainer Woody Stephens with Cannonade in 1974.
Cannonade Decanter Bottle by Lionstone (circa 1976).
Race Comments: CANNONADE, roughed a bit at the start and unhurried for a half mile, moved up along the outside thereafter, came to the inside rallying on the final turn to take command nearing the quarter mile ground and drew off under intermittent urging. HUDSON COUNTY, away alertly to gain a forward position along the outside, continued slightly wide while dueling for the lead and held on stubbornly in a prolonged drive. AGITATE broke out sharply at the start, continued unhurried to the final bend when he improved is position through the drive but could not menace the top pair J.R.'S PET found his best stride too late. LITTLE CURRENT closed strongly following a sluggish beginning. DESTROYER showed forwardly to the top of the stretch and tired. JUDGER was squeezed back at the start and was unable to extricate himself from the field. RUBE THE GREAT was outrun. *SIR TRISTRAM showed a good turn of early speed. CRIMSON RULER was steadied while in close quarters through the run down the backstretch. TRIPLE CROWN stopped suddenly. ACCIPITER was through early. FLIP SAL went lame and was pulled up. (*Foreign Bred)