California Chrome, Victor Espinoza
California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday.
California Chrome, who was favored to win 2-1, spent most of the race in third place, until pulling far ahead of the competition in the home stretch.
The 2013 Kentucky Derby
Put on your giant hat and bust out the mint juleps! The 140th Kentucky Derby takes place Saturday, with coverage on NBCSN starting at noon ET / 9 am PT and on NBC at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT.
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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.
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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!