LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The 1970 Kentucky Derby Winner now has a new resting place, but the journey to get him to the location was a difficult task.
Dust Commander, who died in 1991, was buried in an unmarked location on a farm in Paris, Kentucky that changed ownership and the property was divided.
Dust Commander's Owner, Verna Lehmann, and her family searched for years for the thoroughbred's remains. Friday July 5, the found Dust Commander's hooves and heart at Woodline Farm.
"We're just so happy that we got the back hole. Everything was volunteered and we found what the Derby Museum wanted," said Lehmann. "I'm just happy he has a final resting place."
Dust Commander was buried on Monday, but his gravestone won't arrive until sometime in the next two weeks.
Dust Commander, is now the 5th Derby winning horse to be buried in the gardens at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
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