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
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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

Field[edit]

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

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. 
  3. ^ 2008 Kentucky Derby Tables Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.

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