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Dust Commander after winning the 1970 Kentucky Derby
|Foaled||February 8, 1967|
|Died||October 7, 1991(aged 24)|
|Owner||Robert E. Lehmann. Silks: Gold, Red REL, Red Chevron on Sleeves, Gold Cap|
|Blue Grass Stakes (1970)
Triple Crown classic race wins:|
Kentucky Derby (1970)
|Dust Commander Stakes at Turfway Park|
The name "Dust Commander" is derived from his dam, Dust Storm, and his sire, Bold Commander. A descendant of Nearco, Dust Commander was bred by the Pullen brothers. He was owned by Robert E. Lehmann and trained by Don Combs. His dam Dust Storm was descended from the American broodmare Laughing Queen (foaled 1929) who was also the female-line ancestor of Tom Fool.
In a 3-year racing career, Dust Commander had 8 wins, 5 places and 4 shows in 42 starts. He finished his career with $215,012 in winnings. Some of the highlights of his career include winning as a 2-year-old the City of Miami Beach Handicap and as a 3-year-old the Blue Grass Stakes, a Kentucky Derby prep race.
In 2006, the family of the late Robert E. Lehmann donated Dust Commander's Kentucky Derby Trophy to the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Bold Commander (USA)
|Bold Ruler (USA)
|High Voltage (USA)
Dust Storm (USA)
|Windy City (GB)
|Laughing Queen (Family: 3-j)|