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[VIDEO] May 2, 1964 | Northern Dancer Wins the Kentucky Derby

May 2, 1964 - Northern Dancer won the 90th running of the Kentucky Derby today at Churchill Downs. The Windfield Farm’s colt completed the 1¼ miles in 2 minutes to break the record of 2:00⅖ set by Decidedly in the 1962 Derby. Second in the $156,800 race was Hill Rise, the heavy favorite, who surged to within a neck of Northern Dancer at the wire. Northern Dancer, ridden by Bill Hartack, returned $8.80 for $2 to win among his backers in the crowd of 100,000.

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