LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Trainer Todd Pletcher isn't the only one
who ended a Kentucky Derby drought on Saturday.
Super Saver's victory through the slop at Churchill Downs gave
his owners at WinStar Farm their first win in the Run for the
The highly successful operation entered the race winless in nine
starts and lost two Derby hopefuls during the week when they
removed Rule from Derby consideration and Endorsement was injured.
Yet co-founder Kenny Troutt said he had a pretty good feeling
when his horse entered the starting gate. It helped that his
9-year-old daughter Savannah told him she felt Super Saver was
going to win.
The win gives farm president Doug Cauthen a Derby victory to put
alongside the one his brother, jockey Steve Cauthen, captured
aboard Affirmed in 1978.