DERBY 142 | Favored Nyquist captures the garland of roses

05/07/2016 07:13 PM

He came into the race unbeaten, the 3-1 favorite to win, and Nyquist lived up to the pressure and captured the 142nd Kentucky Derby Crown.

Out of the 13th post, Nyquist was middle of the pack when gates opened and a good jump propelled him to a couple lengths off the pace horse Danzing Candy who came out of gate 20. Nyquist hugged Danzing Candy’s hip around the fourth turn and cut lose down the stretch. Nyquist crossed first, followed by Exaggerator in second, and Gun Runner in third.

After the race, Nyquist owner Paul Reddam, Trainer Doug O’Neill, and Jockey Mario Gutierrez talked about the winning trip.

The next leg of the triple crown is the Preakness two weeks from today, May 21.

HERE ARE THE PAYOUTS BASED ON $2 BET

Nyquist: $6.60 (win), $4.80 (place), $3.60 (show)

Exaggerator: $5.40 (place), $4.20 (show)

Gun Runner: $6 (show)

Exacta: $30.60

Trifecta: $86.70

Superfecta: $542.10

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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