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Team Valor International’s Animal Kingdom, ridden by John Velazquez, ran past Nehro in mid-stretch and pulled away to a 2 ¾-length victory to win the 137th running of the $2,171,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) before a record crowd of 164,858 on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

The previous attendance record for a Kentucky Derby was established in 1974 when 163,628 were on hand for Cannonade’s victory in the 100th Run for the Roses.

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# Contender Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
Intense Holiday Todd Pletcher Starlight Racing
Wicked Strong James A. Jerkens Centennial Farms
Medal Count Dale Romans Spendthrift Farm
Wired Bryan Michael Dilger Anstu Stables, Inc.
Harry's Holiday Mike Maker Skychai Racing LLC, Sand Dollar Stable, LLC, Terry Raymond & Jana Wagner
Vicar's In Trouble Mike Maker Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey
Big Bazinga Katerina Vassilieva Derby Dreamers Racing Stable
Hoppertunity Bob Baffert Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman
Pablo Del Monte Wesley Ward Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor & Wesley Ward
Candy Boy John Sadler C R K Stable LLC
Bayern Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc.
Tapiture Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds
Chitu Bob Baffert Tanma Corporation
Samraat Rick Violette Jr. My Meadowview Farm
Wildcat Red Jose Garoffalo Honors Stable Corp.
Danza Todd Pletcher Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners
General A Rod Michael Maker J. Armando Rodriguez
Give No Quarter Graham Motion Sagamore Farm
Vinceremos Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm LLC and Twin Creeks Racing
We Miss Artie Todd Pletcher Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey
Midnight Hawk Bob Baffert Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. (John Sikura), Mike Kitchen, Mike Pegram, Mike Tice & Joel Quenneville
California Chrome Art Sherman Steve and Carolyn Coburn & Perry and Denise Martin
Commanding Curve Dallas Stewart West Point Thoroughbreds
Ring Weekend Graham Motion St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds
Social Inclusion Marcial J. Azpurua Rontos Racing Stable Corp. (Ron Sanchez)
Uncle Sigh Gary Contessa Wounded Warrior Stables & Anthony C. Robertson
Dance With Fate Peter Eurton S. Alesia, Bran Jam Stable & Ciaglia Racing, LLC
Ride On Curlin William G. Gowan Daniel J. Dougherty

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