Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1)

Race 12 at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • Dirt
  • $2,000,000
  • 3 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:03.59
Payoffs
5   Always Dreaming $11.40 $7.20 $5.80
1   Lookin At Lee $26.60 $15.20
11   Battle of Midway $20.80
$2 Exacta (5-1) $336.20
$2 Trifecta (5-1-11) $16,594.40
$2 Superfecta (5-1-11-14) $151.949.00
Order of Finish
1

Always Dreaming

Bodemeister  – Above Perfection

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

$1,635,800
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Santa Rosa Partners
  • O:MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa Viola, St Elias, Siena Farm and West Point
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Bodemeister , Bay, 2009. Lifetime: 194 yearlings sold, median $90,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: In Excess (IRE) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1987.
  • Sale History: 2015 KEESEP, $350,000.
2

Lookin At Lee

Lookin At Lucky  – Langara Lass

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

$400,000
  • J:Corey J. Lanerie
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Ray Hanson
  • O:L and N Racing LLC
  • Margin:5
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Lookin At Lucky , Bay, 2007. Lifetime: 218 yearlings sold, median $36,884.
  • Broodmare Sire: Langfuhr , Bay, 1992.
  • Sale History: 2015 KEESEP, $70,000.
3

Battle of Midway

Smart Strike  – Rigoletta

3YO Colt

$200,000
  • J:Flavien Prat
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Thor-Bred Stables, LLC
  • O:Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm LLC
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 585 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Concerto , Chestnut, 1994.
  • Sale History: 2015 FTSAUG, $410,000.
4

Classic Empire

Pioneerof the Nile  – Sambuca Classica

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

$100,000
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Mark E. Casse
  • B:Steven Nicholson & Brandi Nicholson
  • O:John C. Oxley
5

Practical Joke

Into Mischief  – Halo Humor

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

$60,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • B:Whispering Oaks
  • O:Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.
6

Tapwrit

Tapit  – Appealing Zophie

3YO Colt

  • J:Jose L. Ortiz
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:My Meadowview LLC
  • O:Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LaPenta, Robert V.
7

Gunnevera

Dialed In  – Unbridled Rage

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Antonio Sano
  • B:Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch
  • O:Peacock Racing Stables, LLC
8

McCraken

Ghostzapper  – Ivory Empress

3YO Colt

  • J:Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
  • T:Ian R. Wilkes
  • B:Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC
  • O:Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC
9

Gormley

Malibu Moon  – Race to Urga

3YO Colt

  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:John A. Shirreffs
  • B:Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
  • O:Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.
10

Irish War Cry

Curlin  – Irish Sovereign

3YO Colt

  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Isabelle de Tomaso
  • O:Isabelle de Tomaso
11

Hence

Street Boss  – Floating Island

3YO Colt

  • J:Florent Geroux
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Calumet Farm
  • O:Calumet Farm
12

Untrapped

Trappe Shot  – Exit Three

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Ricardo Santana, Jr.
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard
  • O:Michael Langford
13

Girvin

Tale of Ekati  – Catch the Moon

3YO Colt

  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Joe Sharp
  • B:Bob Austin & John Witte
  • O:Brad Grady
14

Patch

Union Rags  – Windyindy

3YO Colt

  • J:Tyler Gaffalione
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Calumet Farm
  • O:Calumet Farm
15

J Boys Echo

Mineshaft  – Letgomyecho

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Luis Saez
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Betz/Blackburn/J. Betz/Ramsby/CNHHNK
  • O:Albaugh Family Stables LLC
16

3YO Colt

  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:J. Keith Desormeaux
  • B:Calumet Farm
  • O:Calumet Farm
17

Fast and Accurate

Hansen  – It's Heidi's Dance

3YO Colt

  • J:Channing Hill
  • T:Michael J. Maker
  • B:John R. Penn
  • O:Hansen, K., Skychai Racing LLC, Miller, B. and Sand Dollar Stable LLC
18

Irap

Tiznow  – Silken Cat

3YO Colt

  • J:Mario Gutierrez
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Aaron & Marie Jones
  • O:Reddam Racing LLC
19

3YO Colt

  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Mark E. Casse
  • B:Manfred Conrad & Penny Conrad
  • O:Conrad Farms
20

Thunder Snow (IRE)

Helmet (AUS)  – Eastern Joy (GB)

3YO Colt

  • J:Christophe Soumillon
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • B:Darley
  • O:Godolphin Racing LLC
SCR
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Tapwrit will be evaluated at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington

    Tapwrit to Rood & Riddle With Foot Injury

    Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.

  • Mr. Misunderstood (outside) turns for home in the Super Derby Sept. 9 at Louisiana Downs

    Mr. Misunderstood Rolls to Super Derby Win

    Just as he did in the Super Derby Prelude Stakes a month ago, Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood pulled away in the stretch to win the $200,0000 Super Derby at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Sept. 9. 

  • Practical Joke will join the Ashford Stud roster for 2018

    Practical Joke to Ashford Stud for 2018

    Multiple grade 1-winning son of Into Mischief will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., the global operation announced Sept. 5. Practical Joke will likely make his next start in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

  • Fans look out from a balcony at Churchill Downs during the 2017 Kentucky Derby

    Churchill Downs Adds European Path to Derby

    Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year's Kentucky Derby through the creation of a path to gain a berth for horses based in Europe and the expansion of its current series for Japan's top dirt horses.

  • Mark Casse, pictured here with Classic Empire, said he is unable to predict when the champion colt might race again

    Classic Empire to Bypass PA Derby, Future Undecided

    John Oxley's multiple grade 1 winner Classic Empire will not run in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing and his connections do not have plans yet for the colt's next start, trainer Mark Casse said Aug. 29.

  • Gun Runner heads back to the barn after his morning bath

    Gun Runner Puts in Final Woodward Work

    Multiple grade 1 winner Gun Runner put in his final breeze the morning of Aug. 28 for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2.

  • West Coast rolls home to win the Travers Stakes

    West Coast is Best in Travers Stakes

    One year after champion Arrogate shipped in from California and turned the division on its ear with his win in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), West Coast emulated his stablemate when he registered a victory in the 1 1/4-mile test.

  • Tapwrit will make his first start since he won the Belmont Stakes by two lengths

    Rested Tapwrit Seeks To Land Travers Knockout

    For the first time in months, Tapwrit is coming into a race rested. And if the classic winner lands another power punch in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), it might be the hit that sends the rest of his division sprawling.

  • Tapwrit is the morning-line favorite for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Contentious Travers Stakes on Tap

    With all three individual classic winners set to start, along with six other graded stakes winners in the field of 12, the $1.25 million Travers (G1) could provide that long-awaited moment when the balance of power among the 3-year-old males shifts.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrates winning the Belmont Stakes aboard Tapwrit

    Tapwrit Favored on Travers Morning Line

    Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner Tapwrit was installed as the 7-2 morning-line favorite in the field of a dozen sophomores entered for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

Date Race Position / Horse
Iroquois S.
  • CD
  • $150,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:45.22
  1. Not This Time
  2. Lookin At Lee
  3. Recruiting Ready
  4. Honor Thy Father
FrontRunner S.
  • SA
  • $300,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:43.57
  1. Gormley
  2. Klimt
  3. Straight Fire
  4. Midnight Pleasure
Champagne S.
  • BEL
  • $500,000
  • 1 mile
  • 1:34.68
  1. Practical Joke
  2. Syndergaard
  3. Favorable Outcome
  4. Big Gray Rocket
Claiborne Breeders' Futurity
  • KEE
  • $500,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:43.41
  1. Classic Empire
  2. Lookin At Lee
  3. Wild Shot
  4. No Dozing
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile
  • SA
  • $2,000,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:42.60
  1. Classic Empire
  2. Not This Time
  3. Practical Joke
  4. Lookin At Lee
$1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot S.
  • DED
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:45.15
  1. Gunnevera
  2. Hot Sean
  3. Dangerfield
  4. J Boys Echo
Remsen S.
  • AQU
  • $300,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:51.58
  1. Mo Town
  2. No Dozing
  3. Takaful
  4. Win With Pride
Kentucky Jockey Club S.
  • CD
  • $200,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:44.15
  1. McCraken
  2. Wild Shot
  3. Warrior's Club
  4. Uncontested
Cattleya Sho
  • TOK
  • $167,770
  • About 1 mile
  • 1:37.80
  1. Mont Saint Legame (JPN)
  2. Caucus (JPN)
  3. Blanc Eclat
  4. Lavapies (JPN)
Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity
  • LRC
  • $300,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:41.56
  1. Mastery
  2. Irap
  3. Dangerfield
  4. Bobby Abu Dhabi
Jerome S.
  • AQU
  • $150,000
  • 1 mile 70 Yards
  • 1:46.17
  1. El Areeb
  2. Bonus Points
  3. True Timber
  4. Win With Pride
Sham S.
  • SA
  • $100,000
  • 1 mile
  • 1:35.89
  1. Gormley
  2. American Anthem
  3. Big Hit
  4. Bird Is the Word
Smarty Jones S.
  • OP
  • $150,000
  • 1 mile
  • 1:36.32
  1. Uncontested
  2. Petrov
  3. Rowdy the Warrior
  4. Warrior's Club
LeComte S.
  • FG
  • $200,000
  • 1 mile 70 Yards
  • 1:43.20
  1. Guest Suite
  2. Untrapped
  3. Takeoff
  4. Arklow
Withers S
  • AQU
  • $250,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:44.47
  1. El Areeb
  2. True Timber
  3. J Boys Echo
  4. Bonus Points
Holy Bull S.
  • GP
  • $350,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:42.52
  1. Irish War Cry
  2. Gunnevera
  3. Classic Empire
  4. Talk Logistics
Robert B. Lewis S
  • SA
  • $150,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:43.48
  1. Royal Mo
  2. Irap
  3. Sheer Flattery
  4. Term of Art
Sam F. Davis S.
  • TAM
  • $250,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:42.45
  1. McCraken
  2. Tapwrit
  3. State of Honor
  4. Wild Shot
El Camino Real Derby
  • GG
  • $200,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:51.34
  1. Zakaroff
  2. More Power to Him
  3. Tribal Storm
  4. Ann Arbor Eddie
Hyacinth S.
  • TOK
  • $303,012
  • About 1 mile
  • 1:37.80
  1. Epicharis (JPN)
  2. Adirato (JPN)
  3. Hypernova (JPN)
  4. Foggy Night (JPN)
Southwest S.
  • OP
  • $500,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:41.85
  1. One Liner
  2. Petrov
  3. Lookin At Lee
  4. Silver Dust
Risen Star S.
  • FG
  • $400,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:43.08
  1. Girvin
  2. Untrapped
  3. Local Hero
  4. Guest Suite
Xpressbet Fountain of Youth S.
  • GP
  • $400,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:44.25
  1. Gunnevera
  2. Practical Joke
  3. Three Rules
  4. Talk Logistics
Gotham S.
  • AQU
  • $300,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:46.34
  1. J Boys Echo
  2. Cloud Computing
  3. El Areeb
  4. Action Everyday
Tampa Bay Derby
  • TAM
  • $350,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:42.36
  1. Tapwrit
  2. State of Honor
  3. Wild Shot
  4. No Dozing
San Felipe S.
  • SA
  • $400,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:42.28
  1. Mastery
  2. Iliad
  3. Term of Art
  4. Gormley
Rebel S.
  • OP
  • $900,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:43.00
  1. Malagacy
  2. Sonneteer
  3. Untrapped
  4. Petrov
UAE Derby
  • MEY
  • $2,000,000
  • About 1 3/16 miles
  • 1:57.76
  1. Thunder Snow (IRE)
  2. Epicharis (JPN)
  3. Master Plan
  4. Lancaster Bomber
Spiral S.
  • TP
  • $500,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:50.96
  1. Fast and Accurate
  2. Blueridge Traveler
  3. Convict Pike
  4. Kitten's Cat
Sunland Derby
  • SUN
  • $800,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:48.10
  1. Hence
  2. Conquest Mo Money
  3. Hedge Fund
  4. Irap
Xpressbet Florida Derby
  • GP
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:47.47
  1. Always Dreaming
  2. State of Honor
  3. Gunnevera
  4. Impressive Edge
Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby
  • FG
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:49.77
  1. Girvin
  2. Patch
  3. Local Hero
  4. Hollywood Handsome
Wood Memorial
  • AQU
  • $750,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:50.91
  1. Irish War Cry
  2. Battalion Runner
  3. Cloud Computing
  4. True Timber
Blue Grass
  • KEE
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:50.39
  1. Irap
  2. Practical Joke
  3. McCraken
  4. J Boys Echo
Santa Anita Derby
  • SA
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:51.16
  1. Gormley
  2. Battle of Midway
  3. Royal Mo
  4. Reach the World
Arkansas Derby
  • OP
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:48.93
  1. Classic Empire
  2. Conquest Mo Money
  3. Lookin At Lee
  4. Sonneteer
Lexington S.
  • KEE
  • $200,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:45.05
  1. Senior Investment
  2. West Coast
  3. No Dozing
  4. Time to Travel

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