Medina Spirit wins the 147th Kentucky Derby
Trainer Bob Baffert now has a record seven derby wins.
Medina Spirit won the 2021 Kentucky Derby on Saturday, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record seven derby wins.The jockey was John R. Velazquez, four time Derby winner born in Puerto Rico.”There’s no words to describe it,” he said. “This doesn’t get old.”
The 147th edition of the race came less than eight months after it was run without spectators last September
The victory was an historic moment for trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Kentucky Derby seven times
The Kentucky Derby returned to its traditional spot on the calendar – the first Saturday in May
Medina Spirit started in the lead and never ceded much ground during the race. Mandaloun was second and Hot Rod Charlie was third. The horse held off Mandaloun in the final stretch of the fastest two minutes in horse racing
Baffert, a two-time Triple Crown winner based in Southern California, said after the race, “I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I’ll tell you that little horse has got a heart
The 147th edition race came less than eight months after it was run without spectators last September because of COVID-19, making it the shortest time between Derbies in history.