In case you weren't able to watch the 137th Kentucky Derby live, don't worry. Video of the race in its entirety has already been uploaded to YouTube. Enjoy:
It was every bit as thrilling as we'd expect from a Kentucky Derby race. Shackleford stayed in front throughout much of the race, but that often bodes poorly for a horse. As Shackleford faded, Nehro and Mucho Macho Man charged. The real lightning, though, came courtesy of Animal Kingdom, who seemed to find another gear after the final turn to edge out the win. Well! That was fun.
For more on the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.
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