Flashback Friday: Giacomo Wins the Kentucky Derby

Ten years ago, the late-running Giacomo pulled off one of the greatest upsets in racing history by rallying to win the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by a half-length over fellow longshot Closing Argument. Trained by John Shirreffs and owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Giacomo ridden to victory by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who was securing his first-ever win in the “Run for the Roses.”

Relive Giacomo’s stunning victory by watching the replay of the race!

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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