EXPLAINS. HELLO AGAIN EVERYBODY AND WELCOME TO CHURCHILL DOWNS WHEN YOU LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER. SEE MEDINA SPIRIT 2021 A LOT OF EMOTIONS COME ACROSS INCLUDING THAT LIMITED TO TOM BRADY WITH SEVEN SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS, MICHAEL JORDAN SIX NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND NOW BOB BAFFERT REALLY JOINING THAT ELITE GROUP WITH SEVEN KENTUCKY DERBY WINS SINCE 1997. THAT’S SEVEN IN THE LAST 25 YEARS WHEN YOU WATCHED AT THE TOP OF THE STRETCHING IN MIDSTRETCH. YOU WERE AN ABSOLUTE DISBELIEF AS THE EIGHT. THE SPIRIT WAS IN THE LEAD BEING CHALLENGED BY THE SEVEN MANDALOON. THEY CAME DOWN TO THE WIRE AND MEDINA SPIRIT WOULD NOT GIVE IT UP AND CROSS THE WIRE FIRST. HE’S 26 DOLLARS AND 20 CENTS FOR A TWO DOLLAR WIN TICKET AND PUTS BOB BAFFERT IN HISTORY BOOKS NUMBER ONE ALL TIME KENTUCKY DERBY WINS. DID YOU SEE THIS COMING? NO, I DIDN’T THINK COMING TURN IT FOR HOME THAT WERE YOU LOSING YOUR MIND. HE WAS ON A LITTLE LATE. I SAID BUGATTI, THEY’RE GONNA THEY’RE GONNA PASS SOONER OR LATER, BUT HE JUST DUG IN YOU KNOW AND UNBELIEVABLE ABOUT THAT YOU HONESTLY, YOU WERE NOT THE MOST OPTIMISTIC GUY. NO, I WASN’T I’M THINKING, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I’M USED TO BRINGING IN THE HEAVY DUTY. I LIKE TO BE BLINKING LIGHTS TWO TO FIVE, YOU KNOW, BUT I TOLD YOU LIKE LONG SHOTS TO COME IN WITH YOU AND YOU’RE LIKE, YEAH. WELL THEY COME FROM OFF THE PACE BUT UNBELIEVABLE ONCE THE SHOCKWARES OFF YOU HAVE TO SORT OF GET YOUR ARMS AROUND THE NEXT STEP JUST TWO WEEKS TO THE PREAKNESS AND BOB BECKFORD SAYS HE IS IN WITH MEDINA SPIRIT FOR THE SECOND LEG OF THE TRIPLE CROWN FROM

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Medina Spirit gives Bob Baffert a record 7th Kentucky Derby win

The winner of the 147th Kentucky Derby is Medina Spirit, trained by Bob Baffert. It’s the seventh Derby win for Baffert, a new record. It’s also the fourth win for jockey John Velazquez.Medina Spirit came out of the No. 8 post with 12-1 odds, the sixth-best. Mandaloun came in second, and Hot Rod Charlie in third. The morning-line favorite, Essential Quality, came in fourth.Medina Spirit never gave ground despite competitors’ attempts, including a late surge from Essential Quality entering the stretch to create a four-wide sprint.In the $3 million race, Medina Spirit paid $26.20 to win, $12 to place and $7.60 to showThe horse won or placed in four straight Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races. He’s owned by Zedan Racing Stables.Baffert says the horse was bought for just $1,000. For reference, many horses of his talent are sold in the $35,000 range. As for the Kentucky Derby itself, capacity was reduced this year with a total headcount of 51,838.More content:

The winner of the 147th Kentucky Derby is Medina Spirit, trained by Bob Baffert.

It’s the seventh Derby win for Baffert, a new record. It’s also the fourth win for jockey John Velazquez.

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Medina Spirit came out of the No. 8 post with 12-1 odds, the sixth-best.

Mandaloun came in second, and Hot Rod Charlie in third. The morning-line favorite, Essential Quality, came in fourth.

Medina Spirit never gave ground despite competitors’ attempts, including a late surge from Essential Quality entering the stretch to create a four-wide sprint.

In the $3 million race, Medina Spirit paid $26.20 to win, $12 to place and $7.60 to show

The horse won or placed in four straight Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races. He’s owned by Zedan Racing Stables.

Baffert says the horse was bought for just $1,000. For reference, many horses of his talent are sold in the $35,000 range.

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As for the Kentucky Derby itself, capacity was reduced this year with a total headcount of 51,838.

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