150th Kentucky Derby Ends in First Ever 3-Way Photo Finish

Churchhill Downs, Louisville, KY — May 4, 2024

If you missed the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, you missed a historic finish. Three horses surged to the finish line with each position determined by the smallest of margins. Mystik Dan, ridden by jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. and trained by Kenny McPeek, won the 2024 Kentucky Derby by a nose over Sierra Leone. The same margin of victory that Sierra Leone posted over Forever Young in third.

Official Photo Finish from Churchill Downs in the 2024 Kentuck Derby

Watch the video of the full race courtesy of NBC.

For the bettors the results produced the following payouts.

Based on a $2 bet.

Mystik Dan Win: $39.22  Place: $16.32  Show: $10

Sierra Leone  Place: $6.54  Show: $4.64

Forever Young  Show: $5.58

The $2 Exacta paid: $258.56

The $0.50 Trifecta: $556.92

The $1 Superfecta: $8,254.07