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Shoemaker has sentimental Derby win in 1986

Updated: May 1, 2001, 2:02 PM ET
By Bob Diskin | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Race May 3, 1986 - The year 1986 was a very good one for athletes in the twilight of their sports. Just last month, Jack Nicklaus, at 46, won the Masters. Today, Bill Shoemaker, at 54, gave a superb ride to bring home long shot Ferdinand first in the Kentucky Derby.

Shoe steered Ferdinand, a son of the English Triple Crown winner Nijinsky II, through heavy traffic from last place after a half mile to first at the finish, 2 lengths in front of Bold Arrangement. Running the 1 ...

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