Kentucky Derby 2016 Live Results, Analysis and Highlights From Churchill Downs

by NESN Staff

May 7, 2016

The 2016 Kentucky Derby finally has arrived.

There’s a ton of excitement surrounding Churchill Downs, where American Pharoah began a historic run to a Triple Crown in 2015.

Follow our Derby live blog below for race results, weather updates and highlights from the most prestigious race in horse racing.

7:03 p.m.: Derby payouts.

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7:02 p.m.: Here’s a race replay.

6:51 p.m.: Nyquist has won the Kentucky Derby. He’s now 8-0 in his career.

6:51 p.m.: Nyquist takes the lead on the final turn.

6:50 p.m.: Danzing Candy leads after a quarter mile and a half mile.

6:49 p.m.: And we’re off!

6:48 p.m.: Last-minute odds.

6:33 p.m.: The call to the post has been made.

6:27 p.m.: I think we know which horse the Detroit Red Wings are rooting for.

6:22 p.m.: NBC analyst Bob Neumeier picks Nyquist, and so does Eddie Olczyk.

6: 20 p.m.: In case you forgot, here are the post positions.

1. Trojan Nation
2. Suddenbreakingnews
3. Creator
4. Mo Tom
5. Gun Runner
6. My Man Sam
7. Oscar Nominated
8. Lani
9. Destin
10. Whitmore
11. Exaggerator
12. Tom’s Ready
13. Nyquist
14. Mohaymen
15. Outwork
16. Shagaf
17. Mor Spirit
18. Majesto
19. Brody’s Cause
20. Danzing Candy

6:13 p.m.: Jockey Victor Espinoza is riding Whitmore today. He rode American Pharoah to the Triple Crown last year.

We’re also about 20 minutes from race time.

6:10 p.m.: The track looks good and pretty dry considering all the rain in the last hour.

5:58 p.m.: Here come the roses!

5:51 p.m.: Latest odds from Oddsshark.

Nyquist: +225
Exaggerator: +650
Mohaymen: +1000
Gun Runner: +1000
Mor Spirit: +1400
Destin: +1600
Brody’s Cause: +1800
Outwork: +1800
Creator: +2000
My Man Sam: +2000
Suddenbreakingnews: +2200
Whitmore: +2500
Danzing Candy: +2500
Mo Tom: +2500
Lani: +3300
Majesto: +4000
Tom’s Ready: +4000
Trojan Nation: +4000
Oscar Nominated: +4000
Shagaf: +5000

5:35 p.m.: Nyquist, the betting favorite for the Derby at 2/1 odds, drank from the Stanley Cup earlier on Saturday. Good decision?

5:30 p.m.: Quite the scene outside the track.

5:25 p.m.: The sun is out!

5:13 p.m.: The rain has stopped, at least for now.

5:10 p.m. ET: Weather has become a huge factor. Torrential rain is pummeling the Churchill Downs track, which could make for a surprise result when the horses take to their posts at 6:34 p.m.

Thumbnail photo via Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports Images

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