Medina Spirit crosses finish line 1st at Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Logo 2021 Dl 0LOUISVILLE, K.Y. — Medina Spirit crosses finish line first at Kentucky Derby, giving trainer Bob Baffert record seventh win.

Medina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby, making Bob Baffert the winningest trainer in the race’s 147-year history with seven.

Jockey John Velazquez earned his fourth Derby victory aboard the dark brown colt that was purchased as a yearling for $1,000 and cost current owner Amr Zedan $35,000.

Baffert and Velazquez won back-to-back Derbies, having taken last year’s edition with Authentic without spectators in the stands because of COVID-19.

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