I'll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2012 6:38 PM
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby.

Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another past Bodemeister ridden by Mike Smith (6) to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby.  MORRY GASH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another past Bodemeister ridden by Mike Smith (6) to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby.

Jockey Mario Gutierrez, riding in his first Derby, guided the 3-year-old colt ahead of Bob Baffert's Bodemeister and a late closing Dullahan to win on a fast track.

It was trainer Doug O'Neill's first Derby victory. He had never finished better than 13th in the Derby with two other horses.

I'll Have Another, the Santa Anita Derby winner, went off at 15-1 in one the deepest and evenly balanced fields in recent years to win by 1½ lengths.

The chestnut colt, owned by J. Paul Reddam, finished the 11/4-mile race in 2:01.83 in front of a Derby-record crowd of 165,307.

The 20-horse field was expected to see a fast pace set by Trinniberg. Instead, Bodemeister rocketed right to the front through impossibly fast fractions. That pace proved his undoing.

Turning for home, Bodemeister, sent off at 6-1, held a clear lead — as much as five lengths — but the closers were starting to find their best ride as he began to weaken. The 9-2 race favorite, Union Rags, was squeezed between horses at the break, later ran into more traffic problems and was not a factor.

I'll Have Another paid $32.60, $13.80 and $9. Bodemeister returned $6.20 and $5.60 and Dullahan paid $7.20.

Kentucky Derby Winners

The Associated Press

2012 — I'll Have Another

2011 — Animal Kingdom

2010 — Super Saver

2009 — Mine That Bird

2008 — Big Brown

2007 — Street Sense

2006 — Barbaro

2005 — Giacomo

2004 — Smarty Jones

2003 — Funny Cide

2002 — War Emblem

2001 — Monarchos

2000 — Fusaichi Pegasus

1999 — Charismatic

1998 — Real Quiet

1997 — Silver Charm

1996 — Grindstone

1995 — Thunder Gulch

1994 — Go for Gin

1993 — Sea Hero

1992 — Lil E. Tee

1991 — Strike the Gold

1990 — Unbridled

1989 — Sunday Silence

1988 — Winning Colors

1987 — Alysheba

1986 — Ferdinand

1985 — Spend A Buck

1984 — Swale

1983 — Sunny's Halo

1982 — Gato Del Sol

1981 — Pleasant Colony

1980 — Genuine Risk

1979 — Spectacular Bid

1978 — Affirmed

1977 — Seattle Slew

1976 — Bold Forbes

1975 — Foolish Pleasure

1974 — Cannonade

1973 — Secretariat

1972 — Riva Ridge

1971 — Canonero II

1970 — Dust Commander

1969 — Majestic Prince

1968 — Forward Pass

1967 — Proud Clarion

1966 — Kauai King

1965 — Lucky Debonair

1964 — Northern Dancer

1963 — Chateaugay

1962 — Decidedly

1961 — Carry Back

1960 — Venetian Way

1959 — Tomy Lee

1958 — Tim Tam

1957 — Iron Liege

1956 — Needles

1955 — Swaps

1954 — Determine

1953 — Dark Star

1952 — Hill Gail

1951 — Count Turf

1950 — Middleground

1949 — Ponder

1948 — Citation

1947 — Jet Pilot

1946 — Assault

1945 — Hoop, Jr.

1944 — Pensive

1943 — Count Fleet

1942 — Shut Out

1941 — Whirlaway

1940 — Gallahadion

1939 — Johnstown

1938 — Lawrin

1937 — War Admiral

1936 — Bold Venture

1935 — Omaha

1934 — Cavalcade

1933 — Brokers Tip

1932 — Burgoo King

1931 — Twenty Grand

1930 — Gallant Fox

1929 — Clyde Van Dusen

1928 — Reigh Count

1927 — Whiskery

1926 — Bubbling Over

1925 — Flying Ebony

1924 — Black Gold

1923 — Zev

1922 — Morvich

1921 — Behave Yourself

1920 — Paul Jones

1919 — Sir Barton

1918 — Exterminator

1917 — Omar Khayyam

1916 — George Smith

1915 — Regret

1914 — Old Rosebud

1913 — Donerail

1912 — Worth

1911 — Meridan

1910 — Donau

1909 — Wintergreen

1908 — Stone Street

1907 — Pink Star

1906 — Sir Huon

1905 — Agile

1904 — Elwood

1903 — Judge Himes

1902 — Alan-a-Dale

1901 — His Eminence

1900 — Lieut. Gibson

1899 — Manuel

1898 — Plaudit

1897 — Typhoon II

1896 — Ben Brush

1895 — Halma

1894 — Chant

1893 — Lookout

1892 — Azra

1891 — Kingman

1890 — Riley

1889 — Spokane

1888 — MacBeth II

1887 — Montrose

1886 — Ben Ali

1885 — Joe Cotton

1884 — Buchanan

1883 — Leonatus

1882 — Apollo

1881 — Hindoo

1880 — Fonso

1879 — Lord Murphy

1878 — Day Star

1877 — Baden Baden

1876 — Vagrant

1875 — Aristides

Kentucky Derby Finish

The Associated Press

1. I'll Have Another

2. Bodemeister

3. Dullahan

4. Went the Day Well

5. Creative Cause

6. Liaison

7. Union Rags

8. Rousing Sermon

9. Hansen

10. Daddy Nose Best

11. Optimizer

12. Alpha

13. El Padrino

14. Done Talking

15. Sabercat

16. Gemologist

17. Trinniberg

18. Prospective

19. Take Charge Indy

20. Daddy Long Legs

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One of the greatest races,
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One of the greatest races, living up to the hype. Best of all everyone is home safe. Congrats to the connections of I'll Have Another.

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