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  Jockey Kent Desormeaux, aboard winning Fusaichi Pegasus, celebrates as the two are led to the winner's circle. AP

Flying away

Fusaichi Pegasus wins 126th Kentucky Derby

For the first time since 1979, the favorite came away victorious in the Kentucky Derby, as Fusaichi Pegasus came through with a late run to the front in the 126th Run for the Roses. Pegasus, which started from the 14th post position, ran in the middle of the pack most of the race before exploding down the stretch for the victory.

2000 Kentucky Derby Results
Derby didn't run away with ratings
Kentucky Derby Quotebox
SI's Mark Beech: His kind of race
Closer Look: A familiar place ... place
From the Backside: Showing the early speed
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By the Numbers:
2000 Kentucky Derby



Migliore suspended for 'careless' Derby ride
Near midstretch of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Wheelaway bumped into Captain Steve.
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Fusaichi Pegasus much easier to watch than to say
Several announcers had problems pronouncing Fusaichi Pegasus' name.
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Fusaichi Pegasus delivers under Desormeaux
It's hard to dispute the psychic connection between horse and rider when they go unbeaten together.
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Derby also-rans start looking toward future
Trainers like Jenine Sahadi and D. Wayne Lukas turn their sights on next two Triple Crown races.
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Notebook: Baffert-Lukas monopoly busted
The five-year reign of trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas ended with Fusaichi Pegasus.
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Few blacks feel connected to Derby
State minority leaders want to get more blacks involved in the racing industry.
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