LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Authentic is the winner of the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby.
The Bay Colt held off a surging Tiz the Law down the final stretch. Mr. Big News finished third.
Authentic's Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert, now has six career Kentucky Derby victories, tying Ben Jones for most all-time.
It's Baffert's 16th career triple crown victory, extending his record for the most all-time.
It is also Hall of Fame jockey John Velasquez's third Kentucky Derby win.
This is Authentic's fourth win in five career races. He finished second at the Santa Anita Derby.
Tiz the Law entered the race as the odds on favorite to win his second leg of the triple crown. Saturday's Kentucky Derby loss is his first loss since November 2019. He also entered the race as the only horse in the field with four straight victories.
Authentic was the third odds on favorite to win at 8/1. Honor A.P. was the second odds on favorite to win at 7/1, and finished fourth.
The third leg of the triple crown is scheduled for October 3 at the Preakness Stakes.
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