Puerto Rican Knight John Velasquez, 49, drove a three-year-old colt on Sunday ‘Soul of the city’ To conquer 147th version of Kentucky Derby, The first three-crown race of the equestrian season in the United States had other favorites.
The Puerto Rican jockey nonetheless retained his fourth title in Churcill Downs, a race for which he won a prize of $ 3 million.
Velasquez He also crossed first last year, though, driving ‘A native’. Coach, Bob BuffettHe made history today by adding the seventh victory.
Fans, who last year were unable to watch the traditional race due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time, despite running the last one in the Triple Crown Calendar, have packed the handrail at the finish line.
Less than eight months after version 146 of Kentucky DerbyAnd the Velasquez He won again, this time with a horse that was not favorable.
With an unexpected victory, ‘Soul of the city’ He is trying to become the fourteenth horse in equestrian history to win the Triple Crown.
The season will run on May 15 in Baltimore, Maryland, where the Preakness Stakes Championship will be held.
Second place went to MandaloneGrouped by Florent Giro, s Hot Rod Charlie He finished third with the knight Flaviant Pratt.
Favorite in betting, Basic QualityRidden by Panama Louis Saise, In fourth place, while a fellow countryman Marcelino Pedrosa With mount “Oh my kisses”Fifth place.