Genuine Risk Remembered

Genuine Risk: Her Life in Photos

Genuine Risk was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner at the time of her death on Aug. 18, 2008.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Genuine Risk was the first horse bred by Sally Humphrey, far right.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The barn where the champion was foaled.

Photo: Tom Hall

Bert and Diana Firestone purchased Genuine Risk at auction. The filly raced in Diana's name.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Hall of Fame Trainer LeRoy Jolley guided Genuine Risk's career.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

Her first start ended in the Winner's Circle. Jockey Jacinto Vasquez joined the team.

Photo: Kim Pratt

Victory in the Tempted Stakes

Photo: Bob Coglianese

the Demoiselle helped lead to a 4 for 4 record at 2.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

Genuine Risk first tasted defeat with a third place finish in the Wood Memorial against the boys. But her performance was good enough to propel her into the Derby.

Photo: Nyra

In the Derby, she showed the boys her heels.

Photo: Lexington Herald-leader

And, became only the 2nd filly to wear the roses.

Photo: Milt Toby

In the Preakness, Genuine Risk had to settle for 2nd after being knocked wide on the turn by Codex.

Photo: Wide World Photo

A 2nd in the mud at the Belmont, resulted in the best overall finish in the Triple Crown races for a filly.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

Genuine Risk finished her 3-year old season with a nose victory over Misty Gallore in the Ruffian.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

She was named Champion 3-year old Filly.

Photo: Milt Toby

Genuine Risk started her 4-year old season with an impressive 9 1/2 length allowance romp. Unfortunately, her career was cut short with an injury.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

In contrast to her racing career, Genuine Risk's broodmare career was filled with disappointment. Finally in 1993, a colt named Genuine Reward was born.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And, another colt arrived in 1996, Count Our Blessing.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Genuine Risk passed away in her paddock on Aug. 18 at the age of 31.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

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