Nyquist Wins 142nd Kentucky Derby

May 7, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The winner of the 142nd Kentucky Derby was the favorite Nyquist. Racing against 19 other horses Nyquist finished in front of Exaggerator. At 8-0 Nyquist is the eighth unbeaten horse to win the Derby.  

Owner Paul Reddam hugged winning jockey Mario Gutierrez in the winner’s circle after Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby. Reddam named this horse after Detroit Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist
Credit Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

Nyquist was ridden by Mario Gutierrez and trained by Doug O'Neill.

The race was run in good conditions after a heavy rainfall about an hour before the race. It was seen by the second largest crowd ever at Churchill Downs, around 167,000.

Video courtesy of Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com