Kentucky Derby 2021 Winner: Medina Spirit made a shocking start, giving Bob Baffert a record 7th derby victory. Today we will discuss about Who won the Kentucky Derby 2021?….
Who won the Kentucky Derby 2021?….
The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, almost always on the first Saturday of May, a two-week Kentucky Derby Festival. The competition is a Grade I race for the three-year-old Thoroughbreds a quarter mile away at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby 2021 winner
The Medina Spirit, which had a sixth-best margin at 12-1, is the winner in the 147th race of the Kentucky Derby after catching Mandaloun in the fastest two-minute final stretch in the game. The win was not only an incredible upset on the track, but also a historic moment for trainer Bob Baffert, who stands alone with seven Kentucky Derby wins in his career, a record in the game.
It was a consistent win not only for Churchill Downs for Baffert, but also for the jockey, John Velasquez. The 49-year-old was the man who rode Authentic in last year’s Kentucky Derby that helped Baffert record an all-time victory in this Triple Crown Jewel. Velasquez also won the Kentucky Oaks earlier this week. The Puerto Rican jockey now has four Kentucky Derby victories in the last 11 years.
As predicted by some analysts, before the race, the Medina Spirit moved quickly and started the pack early. The question was simply whether the horse would have enough time to keep that lead. The answer did not really come out, as it did after the previous stretch, Mandalown – which had 26–1 auds – briefly overtook the Buffert horse. However, on the final stretch, Medina was able to beat the Spirit competition and win in a tight finish.
For some, the amount of time that the Medina spirit led the horse did not come as a surprise. Prior to this race, the horse, which was once purchased for $ 1,000 – and later $ 35,000 in 2020 – was never passed before a race
2021 Kentucky Derby Results
8 – Medina Spirit WIN: $26.20 PLACE: $12.00 SHOW: 7.60
7 – Mandaloun PLACE: 23.00 SHOW: $13.40
9 – Hot Rod Charlie: SHOW: $5.20
$2.00 Exacta 8-7 $503.60
$1.00 Trifecta 8-7-9 $1,696.90
$1.00 Superfecta 8-7-9-14 $9,456.40