bill-swift - May 6, 2012
If there is one phrase that is likely heard often throughout the weekend of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs it is I'll have another. It's warm out, the sun is shining, it's a great day for a party, and mint juleps are absolutely yummy. After Saturday's 138th running of the "Race for the Roses" the phrase will be heard even more in horse racing circles.
Why? Because that's who won the 138th version of the legendary Kentucky Derby.
Bodemeister was the favorite going in. For most of the race he appeared to be the clear cut winner too. I'll Have Another was in the back of the pack for much of the race, but when the horses made that final turn I'll Have Another made his move. He went on to win by 1 1/2 lengths, and become the first horse that started in the No 19 position to win the historic race.
There was a record crowd of over 165,000 on hand to watch the race known as the "fastest two minutes in sports." I'll Have Another is the second long shot (12:1) in a row to win the Derby. The odds on last year's winner, Animal Kingdom, were 20.9:1.
Article by Travis Pulver