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Mario Guitierrez rides Nyquist to victory during the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mario Guitierrez rides Nyquist to victory during the running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J.

Jockey Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird winning the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2009.

Jockey Calvin Borel on my cousin's horse, Mine That Bird, winning the running of the Kentucky Derby in

It’s hard to believe 10 years have passed since Spectacular Bid turned 25 and even harder to believe he was born 35 years ago.

Spectacular Bid Bold Bidder- Spectacular By Promised Land. To Blenheim. In Horse Of The Year In 30 Starts 26 Wins 2 Seconds, 1 Third. Won Kentucky Derby And Preakness In Ran In Belmont.

Sham…had he born in any other year he would have been a Triple Crown winner. Unfortunately he ran against Secretariat. Most people don’t know however that in 1973 both Sham and Secretariat broke the record for the fastest Kentucky Derby. Secretariat was faster by 2/5 of a second but Sham’s time was also faster than the record. Although he is usually remembered as just the horse that ran against Secretariat Sham was one hell of a horse. He gave Secretariat a run for his money

Sham, the second fastest ever. An amazing race horse without any credit. He ran the second fastest Derby and Preakness ever, behind the fastest horse in the world, Secretariat.

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