The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby has crowned I'll Have Another as the winner of the first leg of the Triple Crown. I'll Have Another began in the 19th slot and had Mario Gutierrez as the jockey. I'll Have Another was a 12/1 favorite to win this race while Bodemeister was 5/1.
Bodemeister led for much of the race until I'll Have Another made a late charge during the final 100 yards of the race. Trinniberg had been neck and neck with Bodemeister up until I'll Have Another picked things up from seventh place and defeated all 19 other horses. See how I'll Have Another (the name's about having an extra cookie) did it in this video:
I'll Have Another will head to the Preakness Stakes as a favorite to win it on May 19.
Here are the win, place and show horses:
WIN: I'll Have Another PLACE: Bodemeister SHOW: Dullahan
The 2012 Kentucky Derby is just a few hours away and that means it's time to make last minute predictions on which of the 20 horses will win the first race of the Triple Crown. Bodemeister and Union Rags appear to be the favorite, but there's no fun in picking heavily-favored horses to win it all.
I could go for one of the horses with the worst odds, say Liaison at 65/1, but then I'm almost sure that I'll be wrong. So, based on reading this article and middling odds (39-1), I am choosing Trinniberg. Over at SB Nation, Matt Gardner breaks down his picks and predictions for the Derby and he certainly foresees Trinniberg making an impact during this race, one way or another.
2012 Kentucky Derby day is here with 20 new hopefuls looking to etch their names in the history books. Bodemeister, Union Rags and Gemologist headline the field as favorites, but there's no telling how the race ultimately turns out.
1. Daddy Long Legs 2. Optimizer 3. Take Charge Indy 4. Union Rags 5. Dullahan 6. Bodemeister 7. Rousing Sermon 8. Creative Cause 9. Trinniberg 10. Daddy Knows Best 11. Alpha 12. Perspective 13. Went The Day Well 14. Hansen 15. Gemologist 16. El Padrino 17. Done Talking 18. Sabercat 19. I'll Have Another 20. Liaison
It's that time of the year. The 2012 Kentucky Derby is just a day away and people want to enjoy their spirits, which leads them to having the Derby favorite mint julep. For those who don't know what a mint julep is, the drink consists of crushed ice, mint leaves and sugar that then has bourbon whiskey poured over it. Matt Ufford of SB Nation's YouTube channel went in search of the best mint julep and other bourbon-inspired drinks. Check it out below:
And now you know how to make your mint julep this weekend -- if that's your thing -- or a whiskey smash or an Old Fashioned.
The post position in which a horse starts the 2012 Kentucky Derby can have a significant effect on its chances in the race, and now that we know all of the post positions, the analysis can begin. In the video below, Matt Gardner of SB Nation horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come talks a bit about the pros and cons of certain starting positions and discusses which horses benefited from a good draw, and which ones ended up in less-than-ideal positions.