Kentucky Derby 138

The 2012 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

And they're off in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby!

Photo: R. Schmitt

The field dashes to settle into their spots.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

El Padrino and Gemologist bump at the start.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Hansen exits the gate in Kentucky Derby 138.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

I'll Have Another breaks from post 19 in the Kentucky Derby

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

The first run down the stretch at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The crowd gives way to speed on a fast track.

Photo: Dave W. Harmon

Bodemeister, right, and Trinniberg, left, lead the charge into the first turn with Hansen not far behind.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The first turn reveals speed is leading the quick first fraction.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Bodemeister still leads into the final stretch since leaving the gate.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Bodemeister doesn't look back at the rest of the speed as he moves towards the wire.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

I'll Have Another starts his big move in the stretch.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

I'll Have Another moving down the stretch in Derby 138.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Jockey and Horse are focused.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

I'll Have Another passes Bodemeister in the final furlongs!

Photo: R. Schmitt

Can Bodemeister rally back?

Photo: Dave W. Harmon

I'll Have Another finally clears all contenders.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

I'll Have Another approaches the wire!

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

At the finish?

Photo: Skip Dickstein

I'll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby 138!

Photo: Rick Samuels

A fist pump lifted in a satisfying victory.

Photo: Kevin Thompson

I'll Have Another is greeted with loud cheers and claps for his stunning finish, as he returns towards the winner's circle.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

The winner's circle fills quickly for the trophy and garland reception.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

A first for all involved with the 2012 Kentucky Derby winner, I'll Have Another.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

I'll Have Another is cooled off after a tough battle.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

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