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American Pharoah wins DerbyAmerican Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby 141 Kentucky Derby and covers Kentucky Derby week with celebrity interviews, galas, race coverage and more.

“I think I’m just a lucky Mexican to win three Kentucky Derbys, and two in a row. And I’m just enjoying every moment,” Jockey Victor Espinoza said.

American Pharoah  was trained by Bob Baffert. Baffert had aso trained Pharoah’s stablemate Dortmund, who had never been beaten.

While there hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, Governor Steve Beshear told in a interview that he thinks American Pharoah could become a Triple Crown winner.
Bob Baffert Trainer

The next Triple Crown race is in two weeks at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland on May 16. The Belmont Stakes follow on June 6 in Elmont, New York.

Derby Day showed record attendance of 170,513 at Churchill Downs. On Oaks Day, 123,763 people attended. Both crowds enjoyed perfect spring weather in the mid-70s.

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Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky Derby Results

Place No. Horse Jockey Trainer Lengths
1 18 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert —–
2 10 Firing Line Gary Stevens Simon Callaghan 1
3 8 Dortmund Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 3
4 15 Frosted Joel Rosario Kiaran McLaughlin 3 1/4
5 5 Danzig Moon Julien Leparoux Mark Casse 6 1/2
6 3 Materiality Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 7 3/4
7 14 Keen Ice Kent Desormeaux Dale Romans 8 3/4
8 6 Mubtaahij Christophe Soumillon Mike de Kock 9 1/2
9 13 Itsaknockout Luis Saez Todd Pletcher 10 1/4
10 2 Carpe Diem John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 11
11 21 Frammento Corey Nakatani Nick Zito 12
12 9 Bolo Rafael Bejarano Carla Gaines 12 3/4
13 17 Mr. Z Ramon Vazquez D. Wayne Lukas 15 1/2
14 1 Ocho Ocho Ocho Elvis Trujillo Jim Cassidy 15 1/2
15 20 Far Right Mike Smith Ron Moquett 15 3/4
16 16 War Story Joe Talamo Tom Amoss 19 1/4
17 4 Tencendur Manny Franco George Weaver 35
18 19 Upstart Jose Ortiz Rick Violette Jr. 60 1/2
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