Kentucky Derby 137

2011 Kentucky Derby | May 7, 2011 | Churchill Downs | Louisville, KY                                                   “The Run for the Roses”

Johnny V Gives Animal Kingdom All The Credit

$2,000,000 Grade 1 Stakes | Race 11 Distance: 1 1/4 Mile  |  Suface: Dirt

Winner: Animal Kingdom, Team Valor, (Owner) Graham Motion (Trainer), John Velazquez (Jockey)

Time: 2:02.04  |  Track: Fast     Margin: 2 3/4 Lengths |  Favorite: Dialed In (5-1)

Notable Achievements: It was the First Kentucky Derby Win for All Connections (Jockey, Trainer,  & Owner).  Animal Kingdom became the first Kentucky Derby winner to have never previously raced on a dirt track.  He also became the first horse since Needles in 1956 to win the race after a six-week layoff.   Kentucky Derby Record Crowd: 164,858

Animal Kingdom:  2008 Chestnut Colt |  Foaled in KY March 20, 2008 |  Breeder: Team Valor |  Sire: Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) — Dam: Dalicia (GER)

PAYOFFS

  • 16  Animal Kingdom              John Velazquez          $43.80   $19.60   $13.00
  • 19  Nehro                              Corey Nakatani                            $8.80   $6.40
  • 13  Mucho Macho Man         Rajiv Maragh                                            $7.00

$2 Exacta: $329.80   $2 Trifecta: $3,952.40   $2 Superfecta: $48,126.00             Fractions: 1/4 22.24 — 1/2 48.63 — 3/4 1:13.40 — Mile 137.49 — 1 1/4 Mile 2:02.04

ORDER OF FINISH (Horse, Jockey, Trainer)

  1. Animal Kingdom           John Velazquez               Graham Motion
  2. Nehro                               Corey Nakatani               Steve Asmussen
  3. Mucho Macho Man       Rajiv Maragh                   Kathy Ritvo
  4. Shackleford                     Jesus Castanon               Dale Romans
  5. Master of Hounds         Garrett Gomez                 Aiden O’Brien
  6. Santiva                             Shaun Bridgmohan        Eddie Kenneally
  7. Brilliant Speed                Joel Rosario                    Tom Albertrani
  8. Dialed In                          Julien Leparoux             Nick Zito
  9. Pants on Fire                   Rosie Napravnik            Kelly Breen
  10. Twice the Appeal           Calvin Borel                     Jeff Bonde
  11. Soldat                               Alan Garcia                      Kiaran McLaughlin     
  12. Stay Thirsty                     Ramon Dominguez        Todd Pletcher
  13. Derby Kitten                    Javier Castellano           Mike Maker
  14. Decisive Moment            Kerwin Clark                  Juan Airas
  15. Archarcharch                  Jon Court                         William Fires
  16. Midnight Interlude        Victor Espinoza              Bob Baffert
  17. Twinspired                       Mike Smith                     Mike Maker
  18. Watch Me Go                   Rafael Bejarano             Kathleen O’Connell
  19. Comma to the Top          Pat Valenzuela               Peter Miller 
  20. Scratched: Uncle Mo (gastro-intestinal infection)  Todd Pletcher              

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