Medina Spirit pulled off an upset at the 2021 Kentucky Derby, holding the lead for almost all of Saturday’s race on the best way to victory.
Bob Baffert, the coach for Medina Spirit (12-1), set a Kentucky Derby file along with his seventh profession win at Churchill Downs. Even he appeared surprised with the outcome throughout a postrace interview.
“I just can’t believe it. It hasn’t sunken in yet,” Baffert stated. “I love the record and all that, but it’s one of those things where I’m just so thrilled because, when you win it, you never know if you’re going to be back. . . . I couldn’t be prouder of my team.”
“He doesn’t know how much he costs. What a little race horse.”
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 1, 2021
Mandaloun and Hot Rod Charlie completed second and third, respectively, with prerace favourite Essential Quality touchdown fourth.
Sporting News offered stay updates through the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Check out the complete outcomes beneath.
Kentucky Derby end order
|3||Hot Rod Charlie||$5.20|
|12||Like The King|
|17||Rock Your World|
|19||Soup And Sandwich|
|20||King Fury (scratch)|
- Final time: 2:01.02
- $2 Exacta (8-7) paid $503.60
- $1 Trifecta (8-7-9) paid $1,696.90
- $1 Superfecta (8-7-9-14) paid $9,456.40
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Kentucky Derby stay updates, highlights, outcomes
(All occasions Eastern)
7:10 p.m. — Bob Baffert is now the winningest coach in Kentucky Derby historical past.
7:05 p.m. — The unofficial prime 4: Medina Spirit, Mandaloun, Hot Rod Charlie and Essential Quality.
7:01 p.m. — Medina Spirit holds off the remainder of the sphere to win the 2021 Kentucky Derby!
7 p.m. — Medina Spirit takes the early lead with Soup and Sandwich not far behind.
6:59 p.m. — And they’re off!
6:50 p.m. — Bring out the bugle. Almost race time.
6:35 p.m. — Looks like “Mattress Mack” discovered some free change.
6:25 p.m. — More than 51,000 followers are prepared to look at the 2021 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The official attendance of 51,838 at at this time’s #KentuckyDerby is the biggest crowd at an American sporting occasion for the reason that pandemic started 14 months in the past. It tops the Alabama spring soccer recreation, which hosted 47,218 a pair weeks in the past.
— Hayes Gardner (@HayesGardner) May 1, 2021
6:15 p.m. — Wow. The Turf Classic ends in a lifeless warmth.
5:55 p.m. — It’s time to play the “Tom Brady looks like…” recreation on Twitter.
5:45 p.m. — Of course Aaron Rodgers made a “Celebrity Jeopardy” reference along with his Kentucky Derby title tag.
2021 Kentucky Derby publish time
Coverage of the 2021 Kentucky Derby will start at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The race, which has a publish time of 6:57 p.m. ET, will likely be held at at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
You can even stream the Derby stay with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Kentucky Derby publish positions
Below is the complete record of beginning spots, in addition to every horse’s odds of successful the Kentucky Derby.
|2||Like The King||50-1|
|9||Hot Rod Charlie||8-1|
|15||Rock Your World||5-1|
|19||Soup And Sandwich||30-1|