Nyquist wins 142nd Kentucky Derby - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Nyquist wins 142nd Kentucky Derby

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Nyquist has won the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

The undefeated horse ran the Derby in 2:01:31. After Danzing Candy led down the far stretch, Nyquist took the lead at the top of the far turn and held on to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

Ridden by jockey Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist went off as the favorite with 2-1 odds.

Exaggerator, the next-highest favorite at 5-1, made a late charge to finish second.

Here are the final payouts:

Win: Nyquist                   $6.60   $4.80   $3.60

Place: Exaggerator                     $5.40   $4.20

Show: Gun Runner                                 $6.00

The announced attendance of 167,227 is the second-highest ever, behind only the 2015 Derby, which brought more than 170,000 people to Churchill Downs.

The winning time from Nyquist was the fastest at a Kentucky Derby since Funny Cide in 2003.

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