Kentucky Derby 2021: Race Replay, Highlights Analysis and Prize Money Info

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Entering Saturday, trainer Bob Baffert was a six-time Kentucky Derby champion and jockey John Velazquez was a three-time Derby winner...
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. Together, they were looking to add yet another victory in the Run for the Roses to their impressive (and growing) lists of career accolades.

Add one more to their lengthy resumes.

Velazquez rode Medina Spirit to victory in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, helping Baffert break a tie with Ben Jones for the most all-time Derby wins as a trainer. Medina Spirit didn't have the best odds, entering the race at 12-1, yet he went wire-to-wire for the victory.

It's the second straight year that Baffert and Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby, as they were both part of Authentic's victory in 2020. So it's clear that these two know how to get things done at Churchill Downs.

This year's Derby lived up to the event's billing as the "most exciting two minutes in sports." Here's a look back at Saturday's race.

Race Replay

2021 Kentucky Derby Prize Money, Top Finishers

1. Medina Spirit ($1.86 million)

2. Mandaloun ($600,000)

3. Hot Rod Charlie ($300,000)

4. Essential Quality ($150,000)

5. O Besos ($90,000)

Entering this year's race, there had been eight Kentucky Derby winners to come from the No. 8 post. However, it had been more than a decade since a horse had won from there, with Mine That Bird in 2009 being the last.

It quickly became clear in the 2021 Derby that Medina…
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