07 May 2011

Animal Kingdom Wins the Kentucky Derby

Jockey John Velazquez was originally going to be on the reins of Uncle Mo, who had the second best odds for victory. However, Velazquez was on the sidelines when Uncle Mo was scratched earlier in the week. He then replaced Robby Albarado on the reins of Animal Kingdom, a long shot at 20-1, after Albarado broke his nose earlier this week as well. And somehow, someway Animal Kingdom roared to the lead coming out of the fourth turn and won the 137th Kentucky Derby. Meanwhile, favorite Dialed In was never a factor and finished in eighth. Second and third place were claimed by Nehro and Mucho Macho Man respectively. 
Continue reading for the full results for the most famous race in thoroughbred racing. 

  1. Animal Kingdom
  2. Nehro
  3. Mucho Macho Man
  4. Shackleford
  5. Master of Hounds
  6. Santiva
  7. Brilliant Speed
  8. Dialed In
  9. Pants on Fire
  10. Twice the Appeal
  11. Soldat
  12. Stay Thirsty
  13. Derby Kitten
  14. Decisive Moment
  15. Archarcharch
  16. Midnight Interlude
  17. Twinspired
  18. Watch Me Go
  19. Comma to the Top

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