2008 Kentucky Derby

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134th Kentucky Derby
Presented by Yum! Brands
Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 3, 2008
Winning horse Big Brown
Jockey Kent Desormeaux
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
2007
2009

The 2008 Kentucky Derby was the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 3, 2008 with 157,770 in attendance, the second largest in Derby history.[1] Post time was 6:15 p.m. EDT and was televised in the United States on the NBC television network.

Big Brown won the race by nearly 5 lengths.[2] Eight Belles, the second place finisher and the first filly to run the Derby in nine years, was euthanized following the end of the race after fracturing both front ankles while galloping out. It is believed to be the first fatality in Kentucky Derby history.[1]

Payout[edit]

The 134th Kentucky Derby Payout Schedule

Program
Number
Horse Name
Win
Place
Show
20 Big Brown $ 6.80 $5.00 $4.80
5 Eight Belles - $10.60 $6.40
16 Denis of Cork - - $11.60

Post positions[edit]

Finished Time/
Behind
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Odds Previous Race
15 31 34 1 Cool Coal Man Julien Leparoux Nick Zito Robert V. LaPenta 44-1 9th - 04/12/2008
Toyota Blue Grass (GI) - Keeneland
4 11 2 Tale of Ekati Eibar Coa Barclay Tagg Charles E. Fipke 37-1 1st - 04/05/2008
Wood Memorial (GI) - Aqueduct
7 15 3 Anak Nakal Rafael Bejarano Nick Zito Four Roses Thoroughbreds LLC 53-1 5th - 04/05/2008
Wood Memorial (GI) - Aqueduct
13 24 14 4 Court Vision Garrett Gomez William I. Mott IEAH Stables & WinStar Farm LLC 17-1 3rd - 04/05/2008
Wood Memorial (GI) - Aqueduct
2 04 34 5 Eight Belles Gabriel Saez Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms, Inc. 13-1 1st - 04/06/2008
Fantasy (GII) - Oaklawn Park
10 19 12 6 Z Fortune Robby Albarado Steve Asmussen Zayat Stables, LLC 19-1 2nd - 04/12/2008
Arkansas Derby (GII) - Oaklawn Park
18 48 34 7 Big Truck Javier Castellano Barclay Tagg Eric Fein 28-1 11th - 04/12/2008
Toyota Blue Grass (GI) - Keeneland
12 22 34 8 Visionaire Jose Lezcano Michael Matz Team Valor & Vision Racing LLC 25-1 5th - 04/12/2008
Toyota Blue Grass (GI) - Keeneland
8 15 9 Pyro Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 5-1 10th - 04/12/2008
Toyota Blue Grass (GI) - Keeneland
6 14 14 10 Colonel John Corey Nakatani Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm LLC 9-2 1st - 04/05/2008
Santa Anita Derby (GI) - Santa Anita
14 24 12 11 Z Humor Rene Douglas William I. Mott Zayat Stables, LLC 63-1 3rd - 04/05/2008
Illinois Derby (GII) - Hawthorne
11 21 12 Smooth Air Manoel Cruz Bennie Stutts Jr. Mount Joy Stables, Inc. 42-1 2nd - 03/29/2008
Florida Derby (GI) - Gulfstream Park
16 32 13 Bob Black Jack Richard Migliore James Kasparoff Jeff Harmon & Tim Kasparoff 29-1 2nd - 04/05/2008
Santa Anita Derby (GI) - Santa Anita
20 59 14 14 Monba Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher Starlight, Lucarelli & Saylor 31-1 1st - 04/12/2008
Toyota Blue Grass (GI) - Keeneland
19 50 34 15 Adriano Edgar Prado Graham Motion Courtlandt Farms 28-1 9th - 02/24/2008
Fountain of Youth (GII) - Gulfstream Park
3 08 14 16 Denis of Cork Calvin Borel David Carroll Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr. 27-1 5th - 04/05/2008
Illinois Derby (GII) - Hawthorne
9 15 34 17 Cowboy Cal John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Stonerside Stable 39-1 2nd - 04/12/2008
Toyota Blue Grass (GI) - Keeneland
5 11 34 18 Recapturetheglory E. T. Baird Louie J. Roussel III Louie J. Roussel III & Ronald Lamarque 49-1 1st - 04/05/2008
Illinois Derby (GII) - Hawthorne
17 36 34 19 Gayego Mike Smith Paulo Lobo Cubanacan Stables 18-1 1st - 04/12/2008
Arkansas Derby (GII) - Oaklawn Park
1 -2:01.82 20 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables & Paul Pompa Jr. 2-1 1st - 03/29/2008
Florida Derby (GI) - Gulfstream Park

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Runner-up Eight Belles breaks front ankles, euthanized on track. Associated Press. May 3, 2008.
  2. ^ "Updated Odds for Kentucky Derby (as of 01:00 UTC)". May 3, 2008. Archived from the original on 6 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ 2008 Kentucky Derby Tables

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