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.
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2010 Kentucky Derby winner is Super Saver paying $18.00 for every $2 wagered to win. Super Saver beat a field of twenty on the first saturday in May in front of 155,804 horse racing fans at Churchill Downs racetrack. Ice Box made a furious late charge but too late and completed the exacta.
The Kentucky Derby in 2010 was a wideopen contest with the favorite a record high 6-1 odds to win. The real betting story was the fourth place finish of Make Music For Me at 30-1 odds, the next to longest shot in the 20 horse field. $1 Superfecta 4–2–10–9 paid $101,284 on a $1 investment.