Nyquist Wins 2016 Kentucky Derby – Watch Full Video!
Nyquist won the 2016 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop reported, 20 thoroughbred horses competed in the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at the famed Louisville race track. Nyquist and jockey Mario Gutierrez went into the race as the odds-on favorite at 2-1. But as of 90 minutes before post time, Exaggerator and his jockey Kent Desormeaux were hoping to give them a run for their money, going from 8-1 at the start of the day to 5-1 by the early evening.
Meanwhile, Victor Espinoza went to the race hoping for back-to-back wins. As Gossip Cop has reported, he and American Pharoah were victorious at the 2015 Kentucky Derby, and later went on to win the elusive Triple Crown. But with Whitmore as his equine partner this time around, it just wasn’t meant to be.
The race went down in front of thousands of spectators, and there were dozens of celebrities among them. Those at this year’s event included Adrian Grenier, Stephen Amell, Lady Antebllum, Joey Fatone, Gayle King, and Star Jones. Johnny Weir again turned heads with his fancy hat, and was joined once more by Tara Lipinski. Gossip Cop has full video of the exciting race!