|Long shots Giacomo (#10) and Closing Argument (right) race to the finish behind leader Afleet Alex (not seen) in the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2005.|
Giacomo, Mike Smith up, wins the Derby at odds of 50-1. Favorite Afleet Alex (right) finished third behind Closing Argument.
|Mike Smith and Giacomo head to the Churchill Downs winner's Circle.|
|Giacomo arrives at the Pimlico Race Course stakes barn to prepare for the May 21st Preakness Stakes . . .|
|. . . and settles into stall #40, reserved for winners of the Kentucky Derby.|
|Giacomo, who was trained in California by John Shirreffs, is a Kentucky-bred son of Holy Bull.|
|Having finished third in the Preakness, Giacomo moves on to Belmont Park.|
Two days before the next big race, Giacomo gallops in early-morning fog on the Belmont track.
|Giacomo and Mike Smith finish a disappointing seventh in the June 7th Belmont Stakes. X-rays showed that he came out of the race with a bone chip in his left front ankle.|
|After successful bone-chip surgery Giacomo returned to racing in 2006, winning once and finishing third two times in graded-stakes competitions. He was retired at the end of the year and entered stud at Adena Springs in 2007.|
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