1978 Kentucky Derby

May 6, 1978

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Odds Lengths Win Place Show
1 Affirmed Steve Cauthen Lazaro S. Barrera 1.80 - 5.60 2.80 2.60
2 Alydar Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch 1.20* 2.60 2.40
3 Believe It Eddie Maple Woodford Cefis Stephens 7.40 2.80
4 Darby Creek Road Don Brumfield T. L. Rondinello 33.00 7
5 Esobs Foibles Chris McCarron Loren Rettele 49.70
6 Sensitive Prince Mickey Solomone H. Allen Jerkens 4.50 14½
7 Dr Voleri Rene Jr. Riera Aurelio M. Perez 96.10 15
8 Hoist The Silver Richard DePass R. J. Fischer 123.70 18
9 Chief of Dixieland Anthony Rini Jake Morreale 127.70 25
10 Raymond Earl R. L. Baird W. E. Adams 117.10 26
11 Special Honor Paul Nicolo Elwood McCann 177.10 28

0:22 3/5, 0:45 3/5, 1:10 4/5, 1:35 4/5, 2:01 1/5

Additional Chart from KentuckyDerby.com

From the chart notes: "AFFIRMED away alertly but held in reserve for six furlongs, moved up boldly along outside thereafter to take command on second turn, relinquished the lead momentarily a quarter mile out but responded to a rushing ride to regain command in upper stretch and was fully extended to hold ALYDAR safe. The latter, under snug restraint early, commenced to advance from the outside after six furlongs, continued wide into the stretch, swerved in to bump with BELIEVE IT in closing sixteenth and finished strongly when straightened. BELIEVE IT reserved off the early pace, moved up with a bold rush while bearing out on second turn to gain command momentarily a quarter mile away, continued wide while lacking a further response and was bumped by ALYDAR in the closing stages."

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