Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kentucky Derby Results

Winstar Farm LLC’s Super Saver won Saturday’s $2-million Kentucky Derby 2010 by 2 1/2 lengths over Ice Box on May 1 at Churchill Downs giving jockey Calvin Borel his third Kentucky Derby winner in 4 years and race horse trainer Todd Pletcher his first in 24 tries.“Calvin Borel is a great rider anywhere he goes, but at Churchill Downs he’s even five lengths better,” winning trainer Todd Pletcher said. “He knows how to ride this track and gets along with his colt beautifully.”Jockey Calvin Borel’s ride nearly duplicated the one he turned in last year aboard 50-1 shot Mine That Bird, except he and Super Saver went off at lower odds and were never in last place.View the Kentucky Derby results & payouts.Super Saver was timed in 2:04.45 as the 8-1 second-choice behind favorite Lookin At Lucky, whose 6-1 odds tied Harlan’s Holiday in 2002 for the longest priced favorite in 136 runnings. He paid $18, $8.80 and $6.

Todd Pletche’s other Kentucky Derby entries were: Mission Impazible, ninth; filly Devil May Care, 10th; and Discreetly Mine, 13th.Pletcher’s only other Triple Crown race victory was in the Belmont Stakes 2007 with the filly Rags to Riches. The lack of a Kentucky Derby win by the 42-year-old former assistant to D. Wayne Lukas was the most glaring omission on his resume and something he was constantly asked about.It wasn’t for lack of trying.In 2007, he saddled five in the Kentucky Derby, with none finishing higher than sixth.
“It’s the one thing that was important to me,” Pletcher said. “The one thing I wanted to do while my parents were still here to see it.”
Jockey Calvin Borel is the first jockey to have 3 Kentucky Derby winners in 4 years; Bill Hartack won three in five years from 1960-64.“Calvin Borel is amazing. He is fearless,” race horse trainer Bob Baffert said. “He takes control of the race, and you have to give him a lot of credit. He’s a great rider.”Bob Baffert should know. He thought he had his fourth Derby victory in the bag last year until front-running Pioneerof the Nile was overtaken in the stretch by Borel and Mine That Bird.Baffert’s Lookin At Lucky wound up sixth, clearly compromised by starting on the rail. His other colt, Conveyance, finished 15th after setting the pace for more than three-quarters of a mile.Trained by Nick Zito, Ice Box returned $11.20 and $8 after nipping Paddy O’Prado at the wire for second. Paddy O’Prado paid $7.40 to show.

Make Music for Me was fourth, followed by Noble’s Promise, Lookin At Lucky, Dublin, Stately Victor, Mission Impazible, Devil May Care, American Lion and Jackson Bend. Discreetly Mine was 13th, followed by Dean’s Kitten, Conveyance, Homeboykris, Sidney’s Candy, Line of David, Awesome Act and Backtalk.