Medina Spirit Gives Baffert Record 7th Kentucky Derby Win

Medina Spirit fought off three challengers down the stretch to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Posted: May 1, 2021 6:38 PM

Medina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the 2021 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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