Sent off at 3-5 as the biggest Derby favorite in 31 years, Tiz the Law stalked Authentic on the outside before challenging at the top of the stretch.
Buehler, 26, is from Lexington, Kentucky and a horse racing fan.More news: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Footage Leaks
Authentic, with jockey John Velazquez up, led from the backstretch, but was neck and neck with Tiz the Law coming out of the far turn into the homestretch. The only other year the Derby wasn't held in May was 1901, when it was held on April 29.
He noted that Authentic had actually been wearing the garland of roses for about five minutes before he got antsy and knocked Baffert to the turf, hypothesizing that it might have been something at that spot on the track near the winner's stage - and not the long ribbons - that bothered the Derby victor. "Johnny V. gave him an incredible ride".More news: LeBron James snaps over Scottie Pippen comparison
"No more ribbons", Baffert said jokingly. He was like a bowling ball. The colt needs ear plugs when he runs. "I was probably more embarrassed than anything when I hit the ground".
"He's looking at everything", Baffert said.More news: Taiwan debunks reports of shooting down Chinese fighter jet
"He's a little flighty", Baffert said. Bugler Steve Buttleman played "My Old Kentucky Home" in place of the absent University of Louisville marching band. Police watched in riot gear with clubs, some on horses and some with armored military vehicles. He was scratched by the veterinarians, whittling the field to 15 horses. Honor A.P. was the second odds on favorite to win at 7/1, and finished fourth.