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Where is the Louisville Clock?
The 142nd Running Of The Kentucky Derby was run at Churchill Downs May 7, 2016. The 167,227 fans saw Paul Reddam's 2 Year Old Eclipse Award winning and 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Champion,Nyquist, remain undefeated with a decisive victory. The crowd was the second largest in Kentucky Derby history. Last year's attendance was 170,513 when American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby.

Nyquist (KY) B , C, foaled March 10, 2013 (Uncle Mo - Seeking Gabrielle, by Forestry) remains undefeated with 8 victories with his win in the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Regular rider Mario Gutierrez and Nyquist broke alertly from their post thirteen and quickly cleared the field to chase Danzing Candy around the Clubhouse turn and up the back stretch. Gun Runner chased the front runner from the rail, overtook that one with three furlongs to go. Nyquist angled to the outside turn for home, collared Gun Runner, and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Exaggerator found himself in traffic while rallying from far back, found running room and came charging to get the place, 3 1/4 lengths in front of Gun Runner. Mohaymen was a head further back for the fourth spot. Nyquist is 8 for 8 and he has earned $4,954,20. Nyquist is being trained by Doug O'Neill.

From Wikipedia.... 'The Louisville Clock, or Derby Clock, was designed by Jeptha Barnard Bright, Jr (Barney Bright0 in 1974 and was dedicated on December 3, 1976 at River City Mall, Louisville, Kentucky. When the Louisville Galleria opened in 1981, the clock had to be moved a block south to Guthrie Street. Later in 1986 the clock was relocated to the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, but the city stopped making repairs and it sat inactive for years before being removed in 1993. Its new location the Kentucky Derby Museum and there it would remain in pieces in storage for several years.

The clock was relocated to Bowman Field after undertaking a restoration project. Barney Bright's son Jeb Bright had been restoring the figures for the project. In December 2009, the clock's chief restorer Adam Burckle came to an agreement with Louisville Metro mayor Jerry Abramson to install the clock in a new landscaped plaza at the entrance of the Louisville Zoo in Spring 2010, where it would be viewed by about 900,000 zoo visitors a year. In December 2010, zoo officials decided the cost, to be as much as $200,000 or more, to create a centerpiece and a stand for the clock is too much, and is therefore unaffordable for now.

On October 6, 2011, it was announced that the Louisville Clock, is returning to downtown Louisville after decades away. The 45-foot (14 m) clock, which features colorful characters racing on its face, is now located in Theatre Square, near the Brown Hotel.

On August 24, 2012, after functioning in its new location for about 2 months, the clock was fine tuned, and dedicated to the city.  Adam Burkle and his Adam Matthews Foundation supported most of the restoration, with costs near $1.1 million since the beginning of the restoration effort, which started about eight years prior to the dedication of the clock.'

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