Kentucky Derby 2021 Results: Medina Spirit wins the Derby!

Bob Baffert makes it seven as Medina Spirit wins the Kentucky Derby!
Bob Baffert makes it seven as Medina Spirit wins the Kentucky Derby!

Up to $200 sign-up bonus

New Customers Only,T&Cs apply,21 +

Kentucky Derby 2021 Results & Payouts
  • Finish Position/Horse
  • Win
  • Place
  • Show

Finish Position/Horse

  • 1. Medina Spirit
  • 2. Mandaloun
  • 3. Hot Rod Charlie

Win

  • $26.20

Place

  • $12.00
  • $23.00

Show

  • $7.60
  • $13.40
  • $5.20
Twinspires 992x300 Main Page Offer Final

The 147th Kentucky was a little bit different to last year. Churchill Downs may not have been full but there was a distinct murmur from the fans in situ and it just felt like a completely different experience coming through the pictures on NBC.

Last year our team was well and truly on Tiz the Law and we were shown up. This year we were all on someone different so hope was high in our virtual office that one of us would win. J.N. was on Essential Quality all the way and even had him over Life is Good when the Baffert horse was still on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. He had a nice Futures ticket in his pocket which was set to pay out a lot more than what bettors were getting today.

Sean was torn between Hot Rod Charlie and Medina Spirit but went for the former when push came to shove. There is little doubt that the horse has improved throughout the year and his win last time out at the Louisiana Derby was legitimately impressive. You can see why he liked him.

Our operations manager Mick is more of a casual bettor but he came away suitably galvanized by Rock Your World's win at the Santa Anita Derby to back the winner on dirt and turf this year.

As for me - I went for Highly Motivated. I am still saddened Life is Good is not here but love the bloodline and he made Essential Quality really work for it in the Blue Grass, so evidently he's getting better. Soup and Sandwich was my long shot play.

Medina Spirit broke fastest and he went to the front early to set the pace. Soup and Sandwich and Helium followed him and the three made their way through the first half-mile leading the way. Coming around the final turn Soup and Sandwich fell away but Medina Spirit kept up a fast pace. Hot Rod Charlie came at him as did Mandaloun. Favorite Essential Quality came late too but Medina Spirit has never - never - been passed by a horse in a race and that didn't change today.

Bob Baffert wins the Kentucky Derby for a record seventh time and personally I am delighted. I know I didn't back him but I had him at #1 in my contender list after his Robert B. Lewis win and said he was the gutsiest horse I saw all year. I should've remembered that but the Santa Anita Derby run scared me off. Not sure he is a Triple Crown contender but he is a fantastic little horse and is a worthy winner of the race.

Medina Spirit paid out $26.20 for the win. Mandaloun $23.00 for the Place and Hot Rod Charlie $5.20 for the Show.

The Exacta paid out $503.60. The Trifecta $848.45 and the Superfecta $9,450.

*If the Kentucky Derby has helped you catch the big for betting on the Horses. The team here at HorseRacing,net provide Free Horse Racing Picks for many tracks across the States every single day. Bookmark it and check it out every morning. We always publish our headline numbers whether we have a good or bad day. We believe in being open with our Picks because we know - there will be both good and bad days at the windows...!

Free Horse Racing Picks

Get a $300 Risk Free wager

Place your first single bet on any race and get up to $300 back as wagering credit if your horse doesn’t win. T&Cs apply,21+

Get a $300 Risk Free wager

Place your first single bet on any race and get up to $300 back as wagering credit if your horse doesn’t win. T&Cs apply,21+
Up to $200 sign-up bonus
New Customers Only,21+. T&Cs apply
Up to $200 sign-up bonus
New Customers Only,T&Cs apply,21 +
Up to $500 cash back bonus
T&Cs apply,21+,State Restrictions,using code 500Bonus get 10% for every $ waged in first 30 days
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.