May 8, 2011
The Associated Press John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
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John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose. An injury to Animal Kingdom's regular rider, Robby Albarado, cleared the way for Velazquez to pick up the mount on the 20-1 long shot. Once he took the reins Saturday, he rode his good luck all the way to the winner's circle.