Animal Kingdom, a 20-1 long shot, charged from behind to win the 137th Kentucky Derby. Jockey John Velazquez rode Animal Kingdom after the horse's original jockey, Robby Albarado, suffered an injury and Velazquez's own initial mount, Uncle Mo, withdrew from the race. Animal Kingdom took the Derby by 2-and-3/4 lengths in his first ever dirt race. Nehro placed and Mucho Macho Man showed.
Posted on May 8, 2011