Kentucky Derby Goes To Undefeated Nyquist

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Nyquist, the undefeated three-year-old colt who was a champion 2-year-old, won the 142nd Kentucky Derby Saturday, extending his unbeaten string to eight races and rewarding his many backers who had staked him as the 2-1 favorite. Nyquist, who entered the Derby with the biggest bankroll in the race's history at $3.3 million, picked up the winner's share of the $2 million purse. He paid $6.60 to win. Nyquist is owned by Reddam Racing LLC, trained by Doug O'Neill and was ridden Saturday by Mario Gutierrez. Exaggerator, the Santa Anita Derby winner, ran second and Gun Runner, winner of the Louisiana Derby came in third.

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