2011 Kentucky Derby was won by Animal Kingdom, ridden by John Velazquez, trained by Graham Motion and owned by Team Valor who pocketed $1,411,800 first place prize money.
D. Wayne Lukas was raving about how well Animal Kingdom was looking on his morning workouts. Was he ever correct.
A record live crowd of 164,858 packed Churchill Downs in Lexington, Kentucky for the 137th run for the roses.
20-1 longshot Animal Kingdom  returned $43.80 for every $2 win bet and with second choice Nehro  running second, the exacta 16-19 paid a lovely $329.80
The trifecta, including Mucho Macho Man  in third place 16-19-13 paid $3,952.40 and the superfecta with Shackleford  16-19-13-14 paid $48,126. Big numbers all around. Good Day.