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The 2004 Kentucky Derby was the 130th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 1, 2004, and there were 140,054 in attendance.[1]

130th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 1, 2004
Winning horseSmarty Jones
JockeyStewart Elliott
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The 130th Kentucky Derby Payout Schedule
Horse Name
15 Smarty Jones $10.20 $6.20 $4.80
3 Lion Heart - $8.20 $5.80
10 Imperialism - - $6.20

Full resultsEdit

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 15 Smarty Jones Stewart Elliott John Servis Someday Farm 2:04.06
2nd 3 Lion Heart Mike E. Smith Patrick Biancone Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor
3rd 10 Imperialism Kent Desormeaux Kristin Mulhall Steve Taub
4th 1 Limehouse Jose Santos Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable
5th 11 The Cliff's Edge Shane Sellers Nicholas Zito Robert V. LaPenta
6th 4 Action This Day David R. Flores Richard Mandella B. Wayne Hughes
7th 14 Read the Footnotes Robby Albarado Richard Violette Jr. Klaravich Stables Inc.
8th 13 Birdstone Edgar Prado Nicholas Zito Marylou Whitney Stables
9th 18 Tapit Ramon A. Dominguez Michael Dickinson Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
10th 12 Borrego Victor Espinoza Beau Greely Kelly, Ralls, Foster, Scott & Greely
11th 2 Song of the Sword Norberto Arroyo Jr. Jennifer Pedersen Paraneck Stable
12th 8 Master David Alex Solis Robert Frankel Geogica Stable & Star Crown Stable
13th 19 Pro Prado John McKee Robert Holthus Mrs. James A. Winn
14th 16 Castledale Jose Valdivia Jr. Jeff Mullins Greg Knee & Frank Lyons
15th 6 Friends Lake Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Chester & Mary R. Broman
16th 7 Minister Eric Pat Day Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing Corporation
17th 17 Pollard's Vision John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Edgewood Farm
DNF 20 Quintons Gold Rush Corey Nakatani Steve Asmussen Padua Stables & Jay Manoogian