Animal Kingdom Wins 137th Running of the Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom, owned by Team Valor International and trained by Graham Motion, was ridden to victory by John Velazquez in Saturday's race. It was the first Derby win for Velazquez and the first for Motion.Animal Kingdom, owned by Team Valor International and trained by Graham Motion, was ridden to victory by John Velazquez in Saturday's race. It was the first Derby win for Velazquez and the first for Motion.

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Animal Kingdom, owned by Team Valor International and trained by Graham Motion, was ridden to victory by John Velazquez in Saturday’s race. It was the first Derby win for Velazquez and the first for Motion. Nehro was second by a neck over third place finisher Mucho Macho Man. The favorite, Dialed In, finished eighth.

Motion said Animal Kingdom is "likely" for the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown.

If you missed the race, watch it here courtesy of HorseRacingInside.com