138 Kentucky Derby Winner: Twitter ReactsBy: Amanda Crum - May 5, 2012
The 138th Kentucky Derby saw many powerful contenders; those who placed bets found themselves hard-pressed to choose between the collective favorite–“Union Rags”–and the talents of the many trophy winners who competed this year.
The Derby, which takes place each year at Churchill Downs in Louisville, saw a perfect day for racing today: not too hot, with sunny conditions and a dry track. Celebrities came out in droves, bringing their outrageous hats and bow ties to fit in with the blue-blooded Kentuckians who filled the stands. The 20 best race horses took the track to vie for a $2 million purse after a day of much speculation (and bourbon drinking) to see “Bodemeister” and “Trinniberg” fight it out for the lead for most of the race, only to have “I’ll Have Another” come up from behind at the last second to win the race.
I’ll Have Another! Kentucky Derby winner and my personal policy always…
“I’ll have another” first ever winner from post 19 in Kentucky Derby
Ill Have Another Is the winner of the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby!!!!! Wow! That was an incredible last 10 seconds!!!!!
Best 2 minutes in sports! The Kentucky Derby! Took it to the wire for the winner!
the wife just picked the kentucky derby winner. Her bet of $0 just earned us $0.
My 4 year old just picked the Kentucky Derby winner.
Wow a first time winner, underdog from Mexico wins the Kentucky Derby on Cinco de Mayo…. Seems kinda fitting