Medina Spirit, John Valazquez and Bob Baffert got the Kentucky Derby win.
Medina Spirit wasnt the favorite to win the race, that title was booked for Essential Quality, who ended up 4th. The 15-1 underdog who was bought for simply $1,000 just had a stellar race.
Jockey John Valazquez got the win astride Medina Spirit, producing the very same result as in 2015 when he rode Authentic to victory. He now has 4 wins to his name, behind only two other jockeys.
Mandaloun made it a tight race however couldnt pull ahead of the winner in the home stretch. Racer Charlie likewise challenged and finished third.
The fitness instructor simply has that magic touch when it concerns horses.
Courtesy of Medina Spirit, Baffert set a record for the most Kentucky Derby success by a single fitness instructor in history. He has now trained the winner seven times, breaking a tie with Ben Jones.
Heres how he did it:.
Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images).
Joseph Parker survives early knockdown to defeat Derek Chisora (Video) by Jeremy Herriges.
Medina Spirit won the 147th Kentucky Derby to offer fitness instructor Bob Baffert the all-time record for triumphes in “the most amazing two minutes in sports.”.
The lesson fanatical and casual horse racing fans discovered in the 2021 Kentucky Derby was do not bet against Bob Baffert.