This was the first Kentucky Derby victory for Smith, a two-time Eclipse Award winner who is currently riding at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Smith said this morning that trainer John Shirreffs intends to send Giacomo out for an easy jog at Churchill Downs on Wednesday. The gray son of Holy Bull is being pointed for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who rode Giacomo to a 50-1 upset victory in Saturday's 131st Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will join The Blood-Horse's senior correspondent Steve Haskin for a special edition of bloodhorse.com's "Talkin' Horses" Wednesday at noon (ET; 9 a.m PT). Anyone with questions for Steve Haskin or Mike Smith can submit them in advance or during the live discussion by going to bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses. That same Internet address will have the Talkin' Horses webcast live and archived for later reading.