After a late surge, I'll Have Another managed to dramatically battle it's way to the front of the pack in order to win the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. After heavily favored Bodemeister led the race for the majority of the run, I'll Have Another made a late surge in the final 300 yards to pull ahead for good.
Originally listed at 12-1 odds, I'll Have Another has clinched the first leg of the Triple-Crown with the win on Saturday night. Here is how the rest of the pack finished out:
1. I'll Have Another
4. Went The Day Well
5. Creative Cause
7. Union Rags
8. Rousing Sermon
10. Daddy Knows Best
13. El Padrino
14. Done Talking
19. Take Charge Indy
While the win by I'll Have Another was slightly unexpected, the most surprising result was that heavy favorite Union Rags was barely in contention. Stuck at the back of the pack for much of the race, Union Rags finished in the seventh spot after originally being given a 9-2 odds of winning.
Bodemeister was favored at 6-1 odds and lead for almost the entire race except for the final 300 yards.
When I'll Have Another won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, the earnings that came with it were just as exciting as the race itself. With heavy favorites Union Rags and the eventual runner-up Bodemeister, drawing much of the attention, few had I'll Have Another penciled in as the winner of the Run of the Roses.
For those who did, the pay out was nice. The 19th positioned, I'll Have Another was favored at 12-1 odds. Here's how the win paid out:
I'll Have Another has won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. Coming into the race favored at 12-1 odds, I'll Have Another managed to battle up from the 19th starting position to beat out heavy favorite, Bodemeister in the final 300 yards of the race.
Prior to I'll Have Another's dramatic come from behind, Bodemeister had set the track record through the first five lengths and was sprinting head-to-head with Trinniberg, arguably the best sprinter in the race. With the favorites being Bodemesiter at 6-1 odds and Union Rags at 9-2 odds, few pointed to I'll Have Another as a possible winner.
Here's how the race played out:
Despite the odds being i nthe favor of the other horses, I'll have another rides a dramatic finish to the winner's circle
With the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby less than an hour away, here are the most recent live odds. Bodemeister is still a heavy favorite to win boasting a 6-1 odds, which is second only to Union Rags who is at 5-1. Despite fears of thunderstorms, it appears as though the Run for the Roses will go off without a hitch.
The pool total is now at $27,262,138.36; the following horses are listed in relation to their pole position:
1. Daddy Long Legs; Morning line: 30-1, Current Odds: 23-1
2. Optimizer; Morning line: 50-1, Current odds: 36-1
3. Take Charge Indy; Morning line: 15-1, Current Odds: 10-1
4. Union Rags; Morning Line: 9-2, Current Odds: 5-1
5. Dullhan; Morning Line: 8-1, Current Odds: 11-1
6. Bodemeister; Morning Line: 4-1, Current Odds: 6-1
7. Rousing Sermon; Morning Line: 50-1, Current Odds: 36-1
8. Creative Cause; Morning Line: 12-1, Current Odds: 11-1
9. Trinniberg; Morning Line: 50-1, Current Odds: 40-1
10. Daddy Nose Best; Morning Line: 15-1, Current Odds: 12-1
11. Alpha; Morning Line: 15-1 , Current Odds: 20-1
12. Prospective; Morning Line: 30-1, Current Odds: 55-1
13. Went The Day Well; Morning Line: 20-1, Current Odds: 27-1
14. Hansen; Morning Line:10-1, Current odds: 13-1
15. Gemologist; Morning Line: 6-1, Current Odds: 8-1
16. El Padrino; Morning Line: 20-1, Current Odds: 26-1
17. Done Talking; Morning Line: 50-1, Current Odds: 33-1
18. Sabercat; Morning Line: 30-1, Current Odds: 33-1
19. I'll Have Another; Morning Line: 12-1, Current odds, 13-1
20. Liaison, Morning Line: 50-1, Current odds: 51-1
The traditional running of the Kentucky Oaks on the eve of the Kentucky Derby has been hampered by severe weather at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky Friday evening.
The infield and grandstands were evacuated as the storms neared over fears of high winds associated with the weather system. Here is a radar image from Brad Panovich of WCNC-TV showing the rain moving into the area.
The races are expected to continue, but the track conditions will be sloppy. How will the weather be for the Kentucky Derby Saturday? There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, with also the threat of severe weather. Race officials will need to keep an eye on the skys throughout the day.
Albarado had been expected to mount Hard Not To Like in the Kentucky Oaks race, the fillies-only version of the Kentucky Derby. Because of this arrest, he will not participate in the Oaks.
While he does not currently have a mount for the Kentucky Derby, there is always the possibility that a horse could wind up open on Derby day and he could ride then. However this assault charge could torpedo those plans.
The Derby is scheduled for a post time of 6:24 p.m. from Churchill Downs in Lexington, Ky. There will be massive TV coverage on NBC Sports Network prior to the running and NBC will have the broadcast of the race.