It's May. The season of champions as they call it. The US is looking at the NBA and NHL playoffs, the French Open takes place later in the money, the FA Cup Final and Premier League conclusion are also on tap. Alongside these great season conclusions or playoffs is one American tradition: The Kentucky Derby.
Pre-race favourite American Pharoah was in the front of the pack early on and started from a far outside gate before using the outside advantage on the home stretch to power through to a thrilling victory. Bob Baffert, trainer of American Pharoah, has now managed to win the Derby 4 times in his historic career. One other Baffert trained horse, Dortmund, also showed.
American Pharoah's next race is Pimlico in 2 weeks time.