Who won the Kentucky Derby last year?

By SI Wire
May 06, 2017

In the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby in 2016, Nyquist came across the finish line first, improving to a perfect 8–0 in his career.

Nyquist started off the morning as a 3–1 favorite, coming into to the race after an impressive victory at the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Nyquist won the went on to win the 1 1⁄4 mile race in 2:01.31, finishing ahead of Exaggerator and Gun Runner.

The third-year-old, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, finished third in the Preakness Stakes and was pulled out of the Belmont Stakes due to an illness.

Nyquist has since retired to begin a stud career. 

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