2011 KY Derby Guide

The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on May 7, 2011. To help get you ready for the Run for the Roses, we’ve put together a viewing guide complete with odds, facts and more.

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Event: Kentucky Derby 137

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Post Time: 6:24PM ET

TV Broadcast: NBC

Odds: Kentucky Derby Odds

Race Information

Race Type: Thoroughbred

Race Track: Churchill Downs

Distance: 1 ¼ miles (10 furlongs)

Track: Dirt, Left-handed

Qualification: 3-year-old

Purse: US $2 million

Past Winners:

 

Year

Winner

Jockey

Time

2010

Super Saver

Calvin Borel

02:04.5

2009

Mine That Bird

Calvin Borel

02:02.7

2008

Big Brown

Kent Desormeaux

02:01.8

2007

Street Sense

Calvin Borel

02:02.2

2006

Barbaro

Edgar Prado

02:01.4

2005

Giacomo

Mike E. Smith

02:02.8

2004

Smarty Jones

Stewart Elliott

02:04.1

2003

Funny Cide

Jose Santos

02:01.2

2002

War Emblem

Victor Espinoza

02:01.1

2001

Monarchos

Jorge F. Chavez

02:00.0

2000

Fusaichi Pegasus

Kent Desormeaux

02:01.0

Records:

Speed record: 1:59.40 - Secretariat (1973)

Longest shot to win the Derby: $92.40 to 1 - Donerail (1913)

Most wins by a jockey
5 - Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952)
5 - Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)

Most wins by a trainer
6 - Ben A. Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)

Most wins by an owner
8 - Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)

Kentucky Derby Overview:

The Kentucky Derby is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky and is a Grade I, one and a quarter race for three-year old thoroughbred horses. It always commences on the first May of the New Year and is the concluding event to a two-week-long festival. It’s rich in history and tradition, and is highly regarded as one of the most prestigious sporting events in the U.S. It’s the first jewel in the Triple Crown and offers the largest purse of any thoroughbred race at $2,000,000.

The very first Kentucky Derby was won by jockey Oliver Lewis and his thoroughbred “Arisides” in 1875 with a time of 2:37.75. The fastest time every recorded at the Kentucky Derby was in 1973, when “Secretariat” and jockey Ron Turcotte recorded a time of 1:59.40. That time was almost eclipsed in 2001 by “Monarchos” and jockey Jorge F. Chavez, who won the derby with a time of 1:59:97.

In 2010, Calvin Borel won his third Kentucky Derby race in the past four years while riding Super Saver (12/1) to victory. It was trainer Todd Pletcher’s first Kentucky Derby victory in his career, as he was 0-for-24 in nine Derbys before then. Ice Box finished second and Paddy O’prado finished third.

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