Sunday, May 05, 2002
Quick Facts about the 128th Kentucky Derby
The Associated Press
Facts about the 128th Kentucky Derby and winning horse War Emblem.
Winner War Emblem.
Birthplace Kentucky (97th winner).
Color Dark bay or brown.
Sale price $20,000 at Keeneland September yearling sale.
Sire Our Emblem (first Derby winner for sire).
Jockey Victor Espinoza (first Derby win in two tries).
Trainer Bob Baffert (third win in 12 tries).
Owner The Thoroughbred Corp., Prince Ahmed Salman (first Derby win in four tries).
Prep prior to Derby First, Illinois Derby.
Post position 5 (11th winner from that post).
Time 2:01.13 (ninth fastest in history).
Fractions :23.25, :47.04, 1:11.75, 1:36.70, 2:01.13.
Track condition Fast track (eighth consecutive running over a fast track).
Wire-to-wire War Emblem is the 22nd horse to lead at each point of call during the race. The last to do so was Winning Colors in 1988.
Payoff (on $2 bet) $43, $22.80, $13.60 (largest since Charismatic in 1999, $64.60).
Favorite (wagering) Harlan's Holiday (6-1).
Weather 71 degrees.
Attendance 145,033 (fifth largest in Derby history; record is 163,628 in 1974).
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