Clouds Part Long Enough for Memorable Ride

Clouds Part Long Enough for Memorable Ride

On a day of evil weather, the sun finally came out for Todd Pletcher.

The shadows of the Twin Spires actually edged onto the shimmering slop of Churchill Downs just before post time, from the slightest bit of sunshine after thunder and lightning early in the day.

In that benign break in the weather Saturday, Pletcher finally won the Kentucky Derby after going 0 for 24 in the nine previous years, with Calvin Borel taking Super Saver home in what is Borel’s staked territory along the rail.

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