ArchArchArch Wins Arkansas Derby 2011

On Saturday, ArchArchArch scored a major upset over The Factor and the rest of the Arkansas Derby field. The horse, which had 25-to-1 odds at post time, managed to best his contenders at Oaklawn Park Race Track.

The results in Hot Springs, Arkansas, are as follows: ArchArchArch wins, with Nehro in second and Dance City, which had a little trouble getting into the gate, finishing second. The Factor, the favorite heading into the race, placed off the board entirely.

Prior to the race, here's what our horse racing expert, Matt Gardner, had to say about ArchArchArch.

He's run well at Oaklawn all meet long but you get the sense that his Southwest and Rebel performances were probably the best he's got at this point.  However, his stalking running style gives him a bit of an advantage over the closers in this field and he may be able to get into the top 3 mix one more time.

For more on the Arkansas Derby and the world of horse racing, check out SB Nation's horse racing blog, And Down The Stretch They Come.

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