Shut Out - winner 1942 Kentucky Derby
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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
"Home of Aiken's Racing Champions"
Information: 803-642-7631
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Located in Hopelands Gardens at 135 Dupree Place (off Whiskey Road) Aiken, SC 29801
Shut Out was bred by Greentree Stud and owned by Greentree Stable.
Helen Hay Whitney, owner of Greentree Stud & Greentree Stable.
Equipoise, sire of Shut Out.  His Dam was Goose Egg (photo not available).
John M. Gaver, Sr. was the trainer of Shut Out.
Ticket from the 1942 Kentucky Derby.
1942 Kentucky Derby (from Library of Congress).
Shut Out beating Alsab at the finish line.
Shut Out after getting a blanket of roses.  He won the 1 and 1/4 mile race in a time of 2:04.40.
Shut Out with jockey, Eddie Arcaro
by Franklin B. Voss.  Oil on Canvas and from the collection of Jim Entrikin, Cincinnati, Ohio
Race Comments: Start good from stall gate. Won ridden out; second and third driving. SHUT OUT, taken in hand after being hustled along for three-eighths, went close to the pace under smooth rating, when called upon and ,wearing down the leaders, continued strongly while drawing out through the last eighth. ALSAB, taken to the outside after a half-mile, started up after three-quarters and closed resolutely to head VALDINA ORPHAN in the final strive. VALDINA ORPHAN forced a fast pace, rallied when placed to strong pressure entering the stretch and held on gamely to the last sixteenth, where he faltered. WITH REGARDS took command gradually, was under a snug hold to the last three-eighths and continued well to the closing eighth, where he tired. FIRST FIDDLE worked his way up steadily through the last five-eighths and was racing well at the end. DEVIL DIVER, a factor from the start, saved much ground and was kept in hand to the last three-eighths, but did not respond to pressure. FAIR CALL raced evenly. DOGPATCH did not keep up on the final turn and was not dangerous thereafter. HOLLYWOOD was outrun. SWEEP SWINGER began very slowly. APACHE was held safe from the start. REQUESTED dropped out of contention after a half mile and was eased after a mile. Scratched - First Prize, Sun Again.