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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