Lipkin said Cortan holds the 5 1/2 furlong track record at Penn National - a 1:02.1 clocking on May 29, 1978. It, too, has been equaled but never surpassed.
Jiva Coolit retired from racing in 1983.
In nine years, Jiva Coolit won 39 races and earned over $340,000. He won races at Charles Town, Penn National and various other Mid-Atlantic Region racetracks.
That's not bad for an $1,800 purchase price.
"The people loved him, especially when he and Cortan got together," Smith said. "He was a very consistent race horse. He did well sprinting, but I also ran him 7 furlongs or better a few times."
Smith said Jiva Coolit had a mind of his own.
"He was the most intelligent horse I ever trained," Smith said. "I can remember when I paraded him around the walking ring. He threw a fit when he sensed he was there long enough. He also threw every exercise rider who worked him. He would be galloping along nicely and, suddenly, begin to buck and carry on. After he threw the rider, he would return to the barn. He could be a handful and wanted things his own way."
Smith said Jiva Coolit would have won even more races with proper behavior on the racetrack.
"He had the lead so many times but would want to wait on other horses to join him," Smith said. "He really fought the jockey, usually Dennis Kirk. We got beat in a lot of photos."
When Giacomo crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs, there was excitement and also disappointment.
Only minutes earlier, members of the press were wondering if favored Bellamy Road won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, what would Belmont Park be like in June as King George Steinbrenner paraded his classic thoroughbred on the racetrack with "New York, New York" blaring in the background?
It won't be quite that exciting, now - even if Giacomo wins the Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico.
Smarty Jones and Funny Cide, he isn't.
By the numbers
Go figure these figures!
This year, on-track wagering on the Kentucky Derby alone totaled $10,055,508 and off-track wagering soared to $93,270,002. The combined $103,325,518 marked the first time wagering on a North American race had topped $100 million.
The winning horse Giacomo paid $102.60, $45.80 and $19.80 across the board, the 10-18 exacta returned $9,813.80, the 10-18-12 trifecta was worth $133,134.80 and the 10-18-12-17 superfecta brought home $864,253.50.
If truth be told, most of us are somewhat disorganized, maybe a bit careless.
We misplace our reading glasses, we lose a coupon for a 2-for-1 discount at a local family restaurant, we can't find a newspaper clipping (I know it has to be here somewhere!).
Disorganization and careless might be a part of American culture, but how in the world can you misplace a winning Kentucky Derby ticket worth $864,253.50?
That was the case for Chris Hertzog last Saturday at the Turf Paradise Racetrack.
The gambler figured all was lost as he sifted through the trash at the racetrack - frantically searching for his winning Kentucky Derby superfecta ticket.
The Phoenix firefighter gave up after two hours, wondering how he could've let $864,253.50 slip away.
According to Turf Paradise, the mutuel clerk who sold him the ticket came to the rescue - finding the misplaced slip of paper next to the machine where Hertzog had placed the wager the previous day.
Hertzog bought one of seven $1 tickets to hit the Kentucky Derby superfecta, which yielded the highest payout in Derby history. Two of the other winning tickets were sold in New Jersey, one each was sold at Philadelphia Park and Suffolk Downs and two others came through clearinghouses in Maine and Nevada.
The gigantic payoffs came after 50-1 longshot Giacomo sprang the second biggest upset in Derby history, edging 72-1 longer shot Closing Argument. Afleet Alex, one of the favorites with odds of 4 1/2-1, finished third. Another longshot, 30-1 Don't Get Mad, was fourth.
No one picked the top four Derby finishers in exact order on a $2 ticket, which would've paid more than $1.7 million.