2012 Kentucky Derby Viewing Guide

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Event: Kentucky Derby 138

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012

Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Post Time: 6:24PM ET

TV Broadcast: NBC

Odds: Kentucky Derby Opening 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

Previous 10 Winners:

Year

Winner

Jockey

Time

2011

Animal Kingdom

John Velazquez

02:04.0

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

02:02.1

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 2011, Animal Kingdom surprised the horseracing world by winning the Kentucky Derby as a 30/1 long shot. Jockey John Velazquez, who wasn’t even supposed to mount Animal Kingdom that day, notched his first career win at the Kentucky Derby. A $2 wager on Animal Kingdom wound up paying $43.80 to win, $19.60 to place and $13.00 to show.

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