2012 Kentucky Derby Results: I’ll Have Another takes it and becomes the first win in the history of the Derby from Post 19. Jockey Mario Gutierrez was very emotional after the race when he was interviewed. A total of $2 million dollar purse was up for grabs at Churchill Downs today with the 2012 Kentucky Derby winner getting $1.4 million. See the latest Horse Racing Odds.
Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Lindsey Vonn were all spotted attending the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Mary J. Blige sung the National Anthem with over 100k spectators watching from the infield, all of which paid $40 dollars to see the 2012 Derby.
Horse Racing Picks Experts and the betting public made Union Rags and Bodemeister the Kentucky Derby favorites.
Calvin Borel has won 3 of the last 5 Kentucky Derby races and the question before the race started was whether the veteran jockey would win the Run for the Roses on Take Charge Indy. In 2007, Borel won on Street Sense. Then in 2009 a day after winning the Kentucky Oaks on Rachel Alexandar, Calvin won the Derby on 50 to 1 long shot Mine That Bird. He followed that the next year by winning the Run for the Roses in 2010 on Super Saver.
Borel was not the only jockey looking for their fourth Kentucky Derby win. Kent Desormeaux won the Derby in 2008 on Big Brown. Eight years earlier he won the 2000 Derby on Fusaichi Pegasus and his first win at Churchill Downs happened in 1998 on Real Quiet. In the 2012 Kentucky Derby Desormeaux got the mount on Dullahan.
Joel Einhorn bet his $100,000 to WIN on the horse from the 11th post Alpha at 20 to 1 odds. Einhorn is from Flushing, New York and was randomly selected as the winner of the Kentucky Derby DreamBet contest, which gave him the opportunity to make a $100,000 wager to WIN on the race.
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2012 Kentucky Derby Results & Purse: $2,000,000.00
1st – 19 – I’ll Have Another
2nd – 6 – Bodemeister
3rd – 5 – Dullahan
4th – 13 – Went The Day Well
2012 Kentucky Derby Payouts:
# Horse Jockey Weight Win Place Show