2012 Kentucky Derby
On Saturday, the 138th Kentucky Derby® at Churchill Downs® produced another unlikely champion in the "Run for the Roses." I'll Have Another, a 15-1 long shot, managed a thrilling sprint down the stretch, nosing out odds favorite Bodemeister for the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.
The odds favorite Bodemeister continued his lead going into the first mile in 1:35.19. Only four horses have run faster miles in the Kentucky Derby and it looked as if Bodemeister would go wire-to-wire for the win.
Going into the final turn, Hansen gave chase while I'll Have Another came into the lane four wide. Dullahan and Went the Day Well all closed in on Bodemeister, but it was I'll Have Another who wore down the leader to win the "Run for the Roses."
2012 Kentucky Oaks: History Made!
Sloppy conditions did not stop Believe You Can from capturing the 138th Kentucky Oaks! Ridden by Rosie Npravnik, Believe You Can was engaged in a duel with Broadway's Alibi. Pulling away in the final furlong, Believe You Can captured the $1 million Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks making Napravnik the first female jockey to win the Oaks in its history.
How they Finished
Below is the final racing order of the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Oaks compared to my final projected contenders list:
|2012 Kentucky Derby Results||Final Contender Predictions||2012 Kentucky Oaks Results||Final Contender Predictions|
|I'll Have Another||Union Rags||Believe You Can||Grace Hall|
|Bodemeister||Bodemeister||Broadway's Alibi||Believe You Can|
|Dullahan||Gemologist||Grace Hall||On Fire Baby|
|Went the Day Well||Dullahan||Summer Applause||Summer Applause|
|Creative Cause||Creative Cause||On Fire Baby||Eden's Moon|
|Liaison||Hansen||Hard Not to Like||Mamma Kimbo|
|Union Rags||I'll Have Another||Sacristy||Karlovy Vary|
|Rousing Sermon||Daddy Nose Best||Amie's Dini||Broadway's Alibi|
|Hansen||Alpha||And Why Not||Yara|
|Daddy Nose Best||Take Charge Indy||Jemima's Pearl||And Why Not|
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