After a four-month wait, for the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert-trained Authentic (8/1) raced into the winner's circle at Churchill Downs, edging out heavy favorite Tiz The Law (4/5) for the Derby win. Long-shot Mr. Big News (46/1) made it to third in the race, which saw just 15 horses after a late vet scratch. Thousand Words reared and fell in the paddock area just about 20 minutes before post time.
Authentic's win was a huge surprise and Sportsline had this to say about the upset:
Authentic's upset of Tiz the Law in Saturday's Derby ranks among the biggest upsets in the race's history. Sent off at 3-5 odds, Tiz the Law became just the Derby third favorite that price or lower to lose the Run for the Roses. The other two were Honest Pleasure, who was 2-5 in 1976, and Bimelech, who was 2-5 in 1940. Both finished second, just like Tiz the Law.
Kentucky Derby official results
18 - Authentic - 8/1 WIN: $18.80 PLACE: $6.00 SHOW: $5.00
17 - Tiz The Law - 3/5 PLACE: $3.40 SHOW: $3.20
9 - Mr. Big News - 46/1 SHOW: $16.80
$2 Exacta - 18-17: $41.00
$1 Trifecta - 18-17-9: $1,311.80
$1 Superfecta - 18-17-9-16: $7,925.80