Yearly horses and their trainers gear up for some massive races the place there are giant purses to be received. Out of all of those horse races that go on yearly, none are as massive because the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade One 1 1/four mile filth monitor with one massive flip. On Might three, 2008, horses competed for the 134th time to attempt to deliver house the $2 million purse that was at stake. The Derby at all times takes place on the primary Saturday in Might, and is the primary of the Triple Crown races. The race happened on the Churchill Downs race monitor in Louisville, Kentucky, and boasted an viewers of 157,770. After a moist and depressing day on Friday, the climate was splendid for the beginning of the race. The monitor was dry and temperatures reached round 70 levels. With excellent circumstances like this, it was positive to be an excellent race. At the start of the race the beginning gate was full with a collection of the world’s finest three 12 months outdated colts, together with a single filly. The 5-2 favourite coming into the race was Huge Brown who had gained plenty of recognition after his win within the Florida Derby. Having solely received three prep races, Huge Brown was trying to make historical past with a win on the Kentucky Derby. His competitors was Colonel John because the 9-2 second alternative, who had simply received the Santa Anita Derby and was trying to make his very first begin on a dust monitor. Coming in because the 6-1 third alternative was Pyro, who had received the Louisiana Derby. Eight Belles rounded out the highest 4 because the 13-1 fourth alternative and was the one filly to race. On the opening of the gate the horses broke out and vied for high place. Bob Black Jack (below jockey Richard Migliore) rapidly raced to the entrance of the pack to set a fast tempo. Proper behind him was Recapturetheglory and Cowboy Cal. With these three horses main the way in which across the clubhouse, Kent Desormeaux aboard Huge Brown continued to remain on the surface of the sector. Because the horses rounded the massive flip, Bob Black Jack obtained drained and dropped out of the pack. This supplied the right alternative for Huge Brown to maneuver into the lead. After a few mile, Huge Brown moved up subsequent to Recapturetheglory and moved forward of him. At that time, Eight Belles tried to weasel in-between the 2 horses however Huge Brown had already began shifting forward of the pack. Down the ultimate stretch, Huge Brown ended up pulling forward by 2 half of lengths and received the race. Eight Belles completed in second place however ended the race tragically. On the 7/eight pole she fell down and broke each of her entrance ankles. Her jockey, Gabriel Saez, was thrown off of her however escaped any main harm. The horse was rapidly euthanized by the monitor vet however it was a tragic method to finish the race. Coming in third place was 27-1 Denis of Cork.