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KENTUCKY DERBY OF 1944, 1949 & 1956: REMEMBERING PENSIVE, PONDER AND NEEDLES

KENTUCKY DERBY OF 1944, 1949 & 1956: REMEMBERING PENSIVE, PONDER AND NEEDLES | THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

Needles. 1956 Kentucky Derby winner; second of only two grandfather-father-son lines to win the race; Pensive in 1944, Ponder in 1949 and Needles in 1956. Jockey: David Erb. Winning time: 2:03 2/5

ARSTTD (Always Remember Secretariat To This Day) I will always remember him, he had a big heart for a reason and that was to inspire people world wide.

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KENTUCKY DERBY OF 1944, 1949 & 1956: REMEMBERING PENSIVE, PONDER AND NEEDLES

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Sir Barton, the first horse to win the Triple Crown, in the Winners Circle after his Kentucky Derby win. Sir Barton was winless in his first six races and was entered into the Kentucky Derby to set pace for his stablemate.