In today's horse racing results, unbeaten Nyquist improved to an 8-0 score in the Kentucky Derby with Exaggerator coming in second and Gun Runner finishing third.
Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, he finished the Kentucky Derby by half and a quarter length to become the have his name written in the books of the Kentucky race as the eighth unbeaten colt in this race’s history.
The 3-year colt delivered the second derby win for the owner, J Pal Reddam, jockey Gutierrez and the trainer Doug O’Neill. This was the team that was behind the 2012 Preakness and Derby winner. Nyquist paid $3.60, $4.80 and $6.60 as the most preferred colt in a field that had a total of 20 horses.
He has also won his past seven races, which include some prestigious Grade 1s. He did this by combining 25 lengths, which is an average of an excess of two lengths.
Nyquist rarely exceeds his work rate and never does anything dazzling. He is a drifter and usually drifts out to the outside stretches, a clear indication that he always wants to go far distances. Unlike other horses, Nyquist doesn’t have any markings – no white stockings or a blaze on his head.
Exaggerator returned $4.20 and $5.40 while third-placed Gun Runner, who was three lengths back, paid $6.
Today's Horse Racing Results (UK)
For Nyquist, he had a very good trip down at the Churchill Downs dirt with over 167,000 spectators watching him give Mario Gutierrez a victory. In fact, this is the largest crowd in the history of Derby.
He began the race well by breaking out of his 13th post with full of gust. He proceeded with so much speed that Mario had to ease him back so that Danzing Candy, the speedster, could take the lead heading to the chaotic first corner.
The coat shied away from the lead with Guiterrez keeping him out of the hustle, and steering him towards the outside lane once they were heading towards the final turn. Gun Runner and Nyquist the took advantage of the already tiring Danzing Candy to overtake him at the last stretch.
It was Gun Runner who momentarily took the lead before the champion, Nyquist, showed a very powerful kick by putting Gun Runner away and speeding to the finish line. Exaggerator showed some signs of closing up on the gap, but it was too late for him to have any effect on Nyquist’s motive of finishing in first place.
Mohaymen and Suddenbreakingnews took the fourth and fifth spots respectively.
Last year, the American Pharaoh was crowned the champion of the derby race, initiating his run to horse racing’s first ever triple crown in almost 40 years. Now, the only horse that is in a position to replicate what the American Pharaoh did is Nyquist.
In the other positions, the sixth position was taken by Destin, Brody’s Cause took the seventh slot, while Mo Tom, Lani, and the Mor Spirit took the eighth, ninth and tenth spots respectively.
This was just one of today's horse racing results UK and marked the key event in all the horse racing events in the UK. Other races and their results are as follows.
Cunco marks the beginning of his Career at Newbury
Frankel’s offspring won his horse-racing debut with a win on Friday. This was a good thing as he carried his untainted racing record to another level when his son won at the Newbury horse race event.
Even though he started his race at odds of 7/2 after indicating signs of weakness in his betting, this fast-paced colt was fast to improve on his pace under his jockey Rab Havlin to claim the first spot by ¾ of a length.
Wings of Desire seals a victory at York
Wings of Desire sealed a victory at York to put himself into the Investec Derby picture. After he managed to capture the much coveted Group Two prize one year ago, Wings of Desire came with a late run from behind to pass Deauville and Ryan Moore to post a cosy win in the traditional Derby race.
James, his Italian Jockey, first guided him to a firm win last year and ever since, it has been a great season for Wings of Desire.
The Grand National Opening Results | today's Horse Racing Results UK
Spectators who were present on the opening day of the Grand National Opening in Liverpool were treated to some exciting races. Certainly, most of them will agree with me that the event of the day was seeing the “Jezki” being ridden by legendary Tony McCoy to victory in the Aintree Hurdle race.
This was going to be Tony’s last racing event at the Grand National Festival, and a win for the legendary jockey saw the crowd go into a frenzy.
On this day, it was also an opportunity for “Silviniaco Conti” to redeem himself by storming to victory with his jockey, Noel Fehily, on the saddle. “Silviniaco Conti” had had an underwhelming performance in the just concluded Cheltenham Gold Cup and seeing him back to form must have pleased so many.
In other today's horse racing results, the Grand National Day event that was held in the Aintree race horse track saw a number of horse race events. Starting the event was the Novices’ Hurdle, which saw Willie Mullins win the event. He is trained by Nicholas Canyon and ridden by Ruby Walsh.
Another event which took place in the Novices’ race was the Grade 1 race which was won by J J Burke.
After that, there was the exciting race, which saw the whisper getting closer home amid some gifted company in The Slayers Hurdle. The spectators at the racecourse were treated to an eccentric day with seven different races taking part in the same day.