2012 Kentucky Derby

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138th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
2012 Kentucky Derby.jpg
Official logo for the 2012 Kentucky Derby
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 5, 2012
Winning horseI'll Have Another
JockeyMario Gutierrez
ConditionsFast
SurfaceDirt
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The 138th Kentucky Derby was the running of the Kentucky Derby in 2012, and took place on May 5 at 6:24 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) at Churchill Downs. Due to sponsorship, the race was known as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.[1] The race was televised in the United States on the NBC television network.[2]

Prior to the race, the field was considered "unusually strong"; four time Derby winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas called it the "best bunch I've seen in a long time".[3] The race was won by I'll Have Another, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, with a time of 2:01.83, while favorite Bodemeister finished second and Dullahan was third.[4]

A record crowd of 165,307 was on hand at the track for the race.[5]

Race[edit]

Thunderstorms the night before led to the cancellation of morning training for the riders, and, at 8:00 am EST, the track was labeled "sloppy".[6] However, closer to the race, conditions were upgraded to "fast", the best condition for a dirt track.[7] My Adonis was drawn into the race as an also eligible entry. If there were any entries that scratched, My Adonis would have been able to start in the race.[8]

Bodemeister, ridden by Mike E. Smith, was leading at the quarter-mile mark with a time of 22.32 seconds. Bodemeister maintained his lead at the half-mile mark, at 45.39 seconds.[5] During the final furlong, I'll Have Another overtook Bodemeister to win by one and a half lengths.[9] I'll Have Another was the first Kentucky Derby winner to win from post barrier 19, while Mario Gutierrez won on his first attempt in the Kentucky Derby.[5] Union Rags, the second-favorite to win at 9–2 odds, finished seventh.[9]

All-sources wagering on the Kentucky Derby race was also record setting, up 18.8% from 112.0-million to $133.1-million. The previous record for all-sources wagering on the Kentucky Derby race was $118.4-million and was established in 2006.[10]

Payout[edit]

I'll Have Another (#19) crosses the finish line at the 2012 Kentucky Derby ahead of Bodemeister (far left).

The 138th Kentucky Derby Payout Schedule[1]

Program
Number
Horse Name
Win
Place
Show
19 I'll Have Another US$32.60 $13.80 $9.00
6 Bodemeister $6.20 $5.60
5 Dullahan $7.20

Field[edit]

The field was announced on May 2, 2012.[11]

Position Post Horse Jockey Trainer Morning Line Odds Final Odds Stakes
1 19 I'll Have Another Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill 12–1 15.3 $1,459,600
2 6 Bodemeister Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert 4–1 4.2 $400,000
3 5 Dullahan Kent Desormeaux Dale Romans 8–1 12.1 $200,000
4 13 Went The Day Well John R. Velazquez H. Graham Motion 20–1 30.6 $100,000
5 8 Creative Cause Joel Rosario Mike Harrington 12–1 11.9 $60,000
6 20 Liaison Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 50–1 56.2
7 4 Union Rags Julien Leparoux Michael R. Matz 9–2 5.1
8 7 Rousing Sermon Jose Lezcano Jerry Hollendorfer 50–1 40.7
9 14 Hansen Ramon A. Dominguez Michael J. Maker 10–1 13.1
10 10 Daddy Nose Best Garrett Gomez Steve Asmussen 15–1 14
11 2 Optimizer Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas 50–1 42.4
12 11 Alpha Rajiv Maragh Kiaran McLaughlin 15–1 19.6
13 16 El Padrino Rafael Bejarano Todd Pletcher 20–1 29.4
14 17 Done Talking Sheldon Russell Hamilton Smith 50–1 39.4
15 18 Sabercat Corey Nakatani Steve Asmussen 30–1 37.8
16 15 Gemologist Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 6–1 8.6
17 9 Trinniberg Willie Martinez Bisnath Parboo 50–1 44.9
18 12 Prospective Luis Contreras Mark E. Casse 30–1 57.9
19 3 Take Charge Indy Calvin Borel Patrick B. Byrne 15–1 11.90
DNF 1 Daddy Long Legs Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 30–1 26
  • Margins – ​1 12 lengths, neck
  • Time – 2:01:83
  • Track – Fast

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "11th Race, Churchill Downs, May 5, 2012" (PDF). Equibase. May 5, 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Watch the Derby". Churchill Downs Incorporated. April 30, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "138th Kentucky Derby: Strong field makes for unpredictable finish". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Block Communications. May 5, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "I'll Have Another wins 138th Derby". ESPN. May 5, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Harris, Beth (May 5, 2012). "I'll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby". The Associated Press. yahoo.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Kentucky Derby 2012: Stormy Weather At Churchill Downs Cancels Morning Training". The Huffington Post. May 5, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  7. ^ Cherwa, John (May 5, 2012). "Churchill Downs track now 'fast'; Union Rags the favorite". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  8. ^ Privman, Jay (May 4, 2012). "Kentucky Derby also-eligible My Adonis is scratched; Oaks Lily fails to draw into Kentucky Oaks". Daily Racing Form. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Cherwa, John (May 5, 2012). "I'll Have Another comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  10. ^ Staff writers (May 5, 2012). "Kentucky Derby day sets records for handle, attendance". Thoroughbred Times. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
  11. ^ Hammonds, Evan (May 2, 2012). "Bodemeister draw post 6". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved May 3, 2012.

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