The Latest: Baffert, Zayat have winner on Derby undercard
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Latest from the 142th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. Post time for the race is 6:34 p.m. ET. (all times local):
And they're off and racing at Churchill Downs on Derby day.
In the third of 14 races on the program, the American Pharoah Triple Crown team of owner Ahmed Zayat and trainer Bob Baffert sent out Jazzy Times for an easy win in his debut. Zayat bought the son of Discreetly Mine for $460,000.
Jazzy Times was ridden by Javier Castellano. The 6-5 favorite, the colt returned $5 for a $2 win bet. Winning time for the 6 1/2-furlong race was 1:15.21.
Baffert sends out Mor Spirit in the Derby later Saturday.
Rocket Time ($5.20) won the opening race Call the Colonel ($38.60) took the second.
Miss Kentucky, Clark Davis, could barely take a step through the Derby crowd without someone stopping her to ask for a picture.
''It's not annoying,'' she said. ''It's practice.''
The 18-year-old beauty queen from Lexington has a big goal that tends to require lots of pictures with strangers. She plans to be president of the United States one day.
Though born and raised in horse country, this year is Davis' first Derby. She's a little disappointed she missed seeing a Triple Crown winner last year. But she's got her fingers crossed that one of this year's crop might make history again.
She smiled for photo after photo: a husband and wife, four sisters, a teenage girl who said she's like to be a beauty queen one day.
''Don't forget me,'' she told her fans, and maybe future voters.
- Claire Galofaro reporting from Churchill Downs.
Nothing like the Stanley Cup showing up on the backstretch at Churchill Downs the morning of the Kentucky Derby.
That's exactly what happened early Saturday, when NHL officials brought the championship trophy to the barn of Derby favorite Nyquist.
The horse is named for Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist, a player Nyquist owner J. Paul Reddam admires but has not yet met. Reddam, who grew up in Windsor, Ontario, is a Red Wings fan.
Nyquist trainer Doug O'Neill stood by his unbeaten horse and they posed with the Stanley Cup. At one point, Nyquist stuck his nose into the cup.
Reddam also has named horses after other Red Wings players, including Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall, Petr Mrazek and Henrik Zetterberg. Detroit is out of the playoffs, currently in the second round.
Post time for the Derby is 6:34 p.m.