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.

        Purse — $1,175,000.

        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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