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2016 Kentucky Derby Results

Posted by: Jennifer | Posted on: May 9th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kentucky Derby Tickets

Nyquist won the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs, keeping pace with the early leader, Danzig Candy through the far turn before pushing hard in the final quarter mile to ultimately take the lead as the other horse fell behind. Gun Runner originally took the lead from Danzig Candy, and Exaggerator made a huge push down the final stretch.

But ultimately Nyquist, jockeyed by Mario Gutierrez and trained by Doug O’Neill, took the victory over Exaggerator and Gun Runner.

The 20-horse field was set and no scratches were made prior to the May 6 deadline, setting up an intriguing group that was always led by Nyquist, at least before the race actually got underway. Nyquist spent most of the build-up to the race as the favorite to win it, opening the morning of the race at 3-1 odds and moving to 2-1 as the race approached.

2016 Kentucky Derby Race Results
1. Nyquist
2. Exaggerator (1 1/4 lengths behind)
3. Gun Runner (4 1/2)
4. Mohaymen (4 1/2)
5. Suddenbreakingnews (4 1/2)
6. Destin (6 3/4)
7. Brody’s Cause (9 1/4)
8. Mo Tom (10)
9. Lani (10 1/2)
10. Mor Spirit (14 1/4)
11. My Man Sam (14 1/4)
12. Tom’s Ready (16 3/4)
13. Creator (18)
14. Outwork (18 1/4)
15. Danzing Candy (19 3/4)
16. Trojan Nation (27 1/2)
17. Oscar Nominated (33 1/4)
18. Majesto (37 1/2)
19. Whitmore (38)
20. Shagaf (DNF)