Joel Rosario atop Orb
Orb won the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday thanks to a late rally. It was the first Derby win for his Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey.
NBC was back on top Monday, a week after relinquishing the crown to CBS.
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John Velazquez and Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom, who was 20-1 on the morning line, won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
Shackleford kept a commanding lead throughout the race, but Animal Kingdom, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by H. Motion, overtook his competitors on the homestretch to win the 137th Kentucky Derby. Velazquez, who was initially set to ride Uncle Mo before the horse was scratched, replaced jockey Robby Albarado after an injury. Shackleford only placed fourth.
Calvin Borel and Super Saver, winners of 2010 Kentucky Derby
Grab your crazy-big hats and mint juleps — it's Derby Day!
The Kentucky Derby, the first leg in the race for the Triple Crown, will be broadcast live from Churchill Downs on Saturday starting at...
Does the early favorite ever win the Kentucky Derby?
Super Saver, who was 15-1 on the morning line, won the Derby after Conveyance, the early leader, lost his lead. The favorite, Lookin at Lucky, failed to impress...
The Kentucky Derby
Top trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher, as well as bettors across America, anxiously await another shot at Derby glory after watching 50-to-1 long shot Mine That Bird become the second-biggest upset winner last year. The silver-haired Baffert, a three-time Derby winner and second last year, saddles likely favorite Lookin at Lucky as well as Conveyance. Pletcher, meanwhile, is looking to finally get lucky in Louisville by entering one-fifth of the field (filly Devil May Care, Mission Impazible, Super Saver, Discreetly Mine) after coming up short with 24 horses over the last nine Derbies. The coverage features celebrity red-carpet interviews by Natalie Morales and a stable of race commentators that includes three-time Derby-winning jockey Gary Stevens.
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Calvin Borel, Mine That Bird
Mine That Bird faced about 50-to-1 odds of winning the 135th Kentucky Derby — but that didn't stop the horse and jockey Calvin Borel from creating the biggest upset in almost a century.
Borel rode Mine That Bird up the rail from behind, pulling ahead 6 ¾ lengths for the win. Can he do it again in the Preakness and Belmont Stakes?
Watch the amazing win after the jump!
4 pm/ET NBC
""The most exciting two minutes in sports" begin at 6:04 pm/ET in Louisville, preceded by two hours of anticipation (or anxiety, depending on how much moolah you've got invested in the race). While sipping that mint julep, enjoy one part red-carpet interviews with the rich and famous at Churchill Downs, and two parts race buildup, focusing on profiles and analysis of the expected 20-horse field. Likely post-time favorite I Want Revenge has the services of teenager Joe Talamo, a likable star of Animal Planet's reality series, Jockeys. Among the trainers, three-time winner Bob Baffert is squarely back in the Derby spotlight with Pioneerof the Nile, while Todd Pletcher has three more chances (Dunkirk, Advice, Join in the Dance) to end his personal Derby hex. For those who remember ill-fated 2008 Derby runner-up Eight Belles, her trainer, Larry Jones, is taking another shot at the Roses with Louisiana Derby champion Friesan Fire.
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Big Brown by John Sommers ll/Reuters
Of the near-record 459 horses nominated in January for Triple Crown consideration, only 20 get to dig their hooves into the Churchill Downs dirt for Saturdays 134th Kentucky Derby (May 3, 5 pm/ET, NBC). This year's Run for the Roses includes a thusfar underachieving crop of three-year-olds, with undefeated Florida Derby winner Big Brown looming largest. He clearly has fewer blemishes than any other horse going into the race, says NBC analyst Bob Neumeier, but he still has his own questions. Such as only having run three races in his lifetime a historical Derby no-nos. (Though Curlin fared well last spring in that role: Third in Derby, first in Preakness, second in Belmont, on his way to Horse of the Year.) More helpful to handicappers like Neumeier is that Big Browns pre-Louisville resume does not include races on the games perplexing new synthetic-surfaced tracks, on which fellow top contenders Pyro (trained by Curlins St...