The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is in the books, and local horse I'll Have Another took home the victory and will begin a bid for the 2012 Triple Crown. I'll Have Another is the first horse to ever win from the No. 19 gate, and what a thrilling win it was.
I'll Have Another was trailing Bodemeister and some others around the back stretch, but started to gain in the final lengths. Bodemeister was ahead, with Trinniberg and Hansen (another local horse) through the back stretch and was pushing very, very hard to get the win. But I'll Have Another came up hard and took the win by half a length.
Below, we've got video of the whole race. You can see I'll Have Another grab the lead right at the end, with Bodemeister's jockey frantically trying to keep his horse in it. An exciting finish to be sure.