Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

Washington (AFP) –


Nyquist won the 142nd Kentucky Derby on Saturday, becoming the eighth unbeaten horse to win the first jewel of US flat racing's Triple Crown.

Trained by Doug O'Neill and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist went off a 2-1 favorite at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. He lived up to his billing with his eighth victory in as many career starts.