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The 2021-Triple Crown Kicked-Off with "Medina Spirit" 

 winning The 147th Kentucky Derby & Renowned  Racing Horsetrainer Bob Baffert Claiming his 7th Kentucky Derby Victory at Churchill Downs…!

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (SMI-SPORTS, 05.01.21)-The annual Triple Crown thoroughbred racing  kicked off back to normal schedule with "Medina Spirit " winning the 2021-147th Kentucky Derby and renowned racing horse trainer Bob Baffert setting a new record by winning his 7th Kentucky Derby - the most wins in the history of the sport at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.


Hall-of Fame jockey John Velasquez won his fourth and back to back Kentucky Derby- when he won in 2020 riding " Authentic" last September 05, in 2020.Velasquez, a Puerto-Rican native has won four Kentucky Derbys ( 2011,2017,2020 & 2021) and two Belmont Stakes(2007 & 2012) in Triple-Crown competitions.


With "Medina Spirit " winning the 147th Kentucky Derby  today, renowned racehorse trainer Bob Baffert won his 7th Kentucky Derby setting a new record with the most victories in the history of the sport.Hall of Fame horsetrainer Baffert record in the American Classic wins consist:

Seven Kentucky Derby(1997,1998,2002,2015,2018, 2020 & 2021). 

Seven Preakness Stakes(1997,1998,2001,2002,2010,2015, & 2018)

Three Belmont Stakes( 2001, 2015 & 2018)

**Two US Triple Crown Wins with American Pharoah in 2015 & "Justify" in  2018.


The Kentucky Derby went back to its normal schedule during the first week of May after it was postponed to September 05,  in 2020 for the first time since world War II - due to the global pandemic Coronavirus that has claimed  590,686 lives of fellow-Americans and 3,205,419 overall around the world.


Full order of finish in the 2021 Kentucky Derby:

  1. Medina Spirit winner

  2. Mandaloun

  3. Hot Rod Charlie

  4. Essential Quality

  5. O Besos

  6. Midnight Bourbon

  7. Keepmeinmind

  8. Helium

  9. Known Agenda

  10. Highly Motivated

  11. Sainthood

  12. Like the King

  13. Bourbonic

  14. Hidden Stash

  15. Brooklyn Strong

  16. Super Stock

  17. Rock Your World

  18. Dynamic One

  19. Soup and Sandwich

  20. King Fury (SCRATCH)

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