Calvin Borel gave the Took advantage of an opening along the rail during the stretch to storm past a half dozen other horses. The three-year-old gelding, went off at over 50-1 odds. I thought this Derby would be won by a longshot, but not one of this scale.
This was Borel’s second winner in the Kentucky Derby in three years. He was the jockey of 2007 winner, Street Sense also.
The last gelding to win was Funny Cide in 2003. Before that none had won the ‘Run for the Roses’ since 1929.
Favorite I want revenge was a late scratch. The other favorite, Friesan Fire, finished 18th in a field of 19 starters. As soon as someone uploads a video of the race to You Tube, I’ll update this post. Now it is two weeks to the Preakness Stakes.
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- Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown has hoof injury
- Rachel Alexandra wins the Preakness Stakes
- Barbaro’s condition may be serious
- Triumph and tragedy at the Kentucky Derby
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- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
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- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
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- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
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