2008 Race Results

2008 Kentucky Derby

Big Brown was the winner of the 134rd Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2008 in a time of 2:01.82. The three-year-old surged to victory in one of the most remarkable performances in Kentucky Derby history. Big Brown was crowned champion with filly Eight Belles , Denis of Cork, and Tale of Ekati rounding out the top four finishers.

The race was marred by tragedy, as, while galloping out behind winner Big Brown, second place finisher Eight Belles fell at the 7/8 pole. She had broken both front ankles and was euthanized immediately by the track veterinarian.

Race Replay


2008 Field and Finish

PP Horse Jockey Trainer Finish
1 Cool Coal Man Julien Leparoux Nick Zito 15
2 Tale of Ekati Eibar Coa Barclay Tagg 4
3 Anak Nakal Raphael Bejarano Nick Zito 7
4 Court Vision Garrett Gomez Bill Mott 13
5 Eight Belles Gabriel Saez Larry Jones 2
6 Z Fortune Robby Albarado Steve Asmussen 10
7 Big Truck Javier Catellano Barclay Tagg 18
8 Visionaire Jose Lezcano Michael Matz 12
9 Pyro Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen 8
10 Colonel John Corey Nakatani Eoin Harty 6
11 Z Humor Rene Douglas Bill Mott 14
12 Smooth Air Manoel Cruz Bennie Stutts Jr. 11
13 Bob Black Jack Rich Migliore James Kasparoff 16
14 Monba Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher 20
15 Adriano Edgar Prado Graham Motion 20
16 Denis of Cork Calvin Borel David Carroll 3
17 Cowboy Cal John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 9
18 Recapturetheglory John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 9
19 Gayego Mike Smith Paulo Lobo 17
20 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard Dutrow Jr. 1