The three-year-old brown colt was educated by the legendary Bob Baffert, who turns into the winningest coach within the historical past of the Derby together with his seventh victory. Corridor of Fame jockey John Velasquez notched his fourth win on the Run of the Roses.
Medina Spirit entered the Derby with the sixth finest odds at 12-1, profitable over second-place Mandaloun, third-place Scorching Rod Charlie and Derby favourite Important High quality at fourth.
The attendance for the Derby was 51,838. NBC commentators mentioned the Derby is believed to be essentially the most attended sporting occasion within the US for the reason that begin of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Preakness Stakes, the second race within the Triple Crown, is scheduled for Could 15 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.