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Long shot wins Kentucky Derby

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Jockey, Calvin Borel (left) and the owner of Mine That Bird Jockey, Calvin Borel (left) and the owner of Mine That Bird
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By Bo McFall
Posted by Sarah Harlan - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WFIE) - The run for the roses is one of the most exciting sporting events of the entire year.

Hundreds of thousands of people converged on Churchill Downs Saturday to watch the Kentucky Derby.  

Early favorite, I Want Revenge scratched early Saturday morning, leaving the race wide open for the 19 remaining horses.

They got off to a clean start as long shot, Join In The Dance took the early lead. He would lead them all the way around to the top of the stretch where the race was wide open, it looked like half of the field still had a shot.

Tom Durkin with NBC Sports called the exciting stretch.

"Mine That Bird has won the Kentucky Derby, an impossible result here," Durkin said.

Mine That Bird with jockey Calvin Borel aboard at 50-to-1 was the second longest shot in Kentucky Derby history.

Pioneer of the Nile ran second, and Musket Man took third.

It's the second derby win for Borel in the last three years.

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