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See How it Feels to be the Kentucky Derby Runner-up

May 08, 2014 · By Dawn Lenert · Share

We’re still trying to catch our breath following Commanding Curve’s runner-up finish in the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Commanding Curve Partners from around the country converged in Louisville with their family and friends with a common goal, seeing their horse compete in the Kentucky Derby.

It was an unforgettable experience shared by all, and we want to share our story with you in this video.

 

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I bet your horse win/place/show. and won a little money. Great run. Thanks Dan
Happy for you Dan. Thanks for visiting.
Great job!
Thanks!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BECAUSE I WAS WONDERING HOW IT FELT TO BE YOU AT THAT MOMENT ...COMMANDING CURVE RAN A SPECTACULAR RACE ...ALMOST ...SO CLOSE ...YOUR HEARTS MUST BE BURSTING WITH PRIDE ...THIS BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AND BEST WISHES IN THE BELMONT ...I WILL BE THERE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING CC UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.
Linda, we have shed a few tears over this video several times which is why we wanted to share with all. Thanks for the well wishes.
Well done Dallas Stewart, Terry & Debbie Finley and all the WestPoint Thoroughbred Partners ! All you hard work and expertise has paid off !
Thanks Kate. It's nice to see the fruits of labors blossom.
I was so excited to watch Commanding Curve come up to take 2nd in the Derby. I put money on him across the board because after looking at the PP 's I felt he was the horse that impressed me the most. I understand he is going to skip the preakness and get ready for the Belmont Stakes. I will be looking forward to him running in the Belmont Stakes and he will be the horse I'm betting on.
He should love the distance at Belmont Sandra.
Outstanding!!!
Glad you liked it Wendy.
Today (5/8) it was reported that Just Too Perfect had a good workout and is doing well. Can you estimate when do you think she will be racing?
It is too early to project but she is progressing as she should at this stage in her training.
Congratulations to your entire team! What a great thrill. May you reach the winner's circle soon.
Hoping to Ron, thanks!
This is the greatest video of all time.
I can think of only one thing to make it even better....
the emotions of terry and your whole team where obviously heartfelt. you should feel tremendous pride in your entire team. great job!! are you going to Pimlico.....?
The Curve is being pointed to Belmont.
Thrilled for Terry and the entire Finley family both immediate and extended. What a thrill. Thanks for sharing the video. I look forward to the Sequel in June. Only Godfather 2 was better than the original so let's make sure the next video follows that path!! Good Luck.
LOL Peter
In the paddock, there were 5 or 6 couples of the West Point partners watching the race on the big screen. We could see our boy making his move, and we all new he had made it into second. After the finish, there were all of us hugging, screaming, and crying. People around us thought we were crazy, until they realized our connection. I am sure they saw how proud we were to be part of this great team, and the effort they had made!
Many happy tears shed that day Jim so glad you were there.
Thanks for sharing the experience; Proud to be connected with the Finleys and the whole WPT team.
Thanks Peggy
Terry if that had been a whip and not a rolled up program in your hand down the stretch the stewards would have called you in for a wee bit of a chat!!!! Huge effort and I had him in the right spots in my vertical exotics and WPS spread. He won't be at those odds when he wins the Belmont and I expect Ring Weekend to knock CC out of the Triple Crown running in the Preakness.
Ha Ha John. Glad you played The Curve.
Awesome! Just awesome!
Thanks Cathy
what a great video..that explains why we all love this sport so much. .good luck to you terry and all the partners .enjoy the ride.it is very well deserved.
Appreciate it Ken - a horse can take you on the ride of a lifetime.
thanks for sharing the video. I get excited like that even for my claimers. Congrats on a great run.
Thanks Nancy
At 68 yrs old not ashamed to admit that watching the video brought tears to my eyes. I can truly appreciate the "rush" that the WPT owners & partners were experiencing. That's what it's all about.
That video of Derby day was thrilling. I felt like I was there with you. To Terry, his family and to the whole West Point Family, I could not be happier for you. Hard work really does pay off! All the best, Dave Cabano
Congratulations and great job by everyone involved. It was a very exciting race and something that I'm sure all of you will cherish for your entire life. As a person planning on becoming a member of the West Point family in the next year, I was going crazy yelling for Commanding Curve as the came down the stretch. I know people around me thought I was crazy but as it all unfolded I saw myself in a couple of years. Again, congratulations to the entire West Point family.
Simply can't watch this enough times...
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