Kentucky Derby 2024 winner, payouts, results: Mystik Dan scores upset photo finish win in thrilling Run for the Roses

In a finish you have to see to believe, three horses hit the finish within a fraction of a second to end the race

Mystik Dan (18-1), is the winner in the 2024 Kentucky Derby in an absolutely stunning photo finish. It took several minutes to sort out an official winner, with Mystik Dan, Forever Young and Sierra Leone crossing the finish line just fractions apart.

Click here to check out Yahoo Sports' Jay Busbee's full recap of the 150th Kentucky Derby.

Here's a look at the entire thrilling race:

3 - Mystik Dan WIN: $39.22 PLACE: $16.32 SHOW: $10.00

2 - Sierra Leone PLACE: $6.54 SHOW: $4.64

11 - Forever Young SHOW: $5.58

$1.00 EXACTA 3-2 $129.28

$0.50 TRIFECTA 3-2-11 $556.92

$1.00 SUPERFECTA 3-2-11-4 $8,254.07

Full Kentucky Derby results:

1. Mystik Dan

2. Sierra Leone

3. Forever Young

4. Catching Freedom

5. T O Password

6. Resilience

7. Stronghold

8. Honor Marie

9. Endlessly

10. Dornoch

11. Track Phantom

12. West Saratoga

13. Domestic Product

14. Epic Ride

15. Fierceness

16. Society Man

17. Just Steel

18. Grand Mo The First

19. Catalytic

20. Just a Touch

  • Official results

    1. Mystik Dan (18-1)

    2. Sierra Leone (9-2)

    3. Forever Young (6-1)

  • Mystik Dan wins by a nose

  • It's a 3-way photo finish at the Kentucky Derby!

  • The Riders up call has been made, this year by Martha Stewart, at the 150th Kentucky Derby, and the Call to the Post has been played. Just about 10 minutes remain until the expected start of the Kentucky Derby and while the odds have shifted slightly throughout the day, but Fierceness has been the favorite since the morning line odds came out earlier in the week, after a 13 1/2 length victory at Gulfstream Park in the Florida Derby. Sierra Leone has had the second best odds all day as well continuing a trend from all of Derby Week.

  • Its been a mostly clear and warm day in Louisville, but cloud cover has rolled over Churchill Downs. The good news is that no rain is expected for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, and the track has been fast and dry with conditions expected to be good for the race.

  • Here's who the NBC-family celebrities are picking to win the 2024 Kentucky Derby...who ya got?

  • Imagine showing up to the Kentucky Derby and winning a car? Not bad if you wind up trashing your betting ticket at the end of the day's races at Churchill Downs.

  • An extremely tight finish in the $1 million Old Forrester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes as Program Trading beat Naval Power by a nose in a photo finish. And absolute thriller in the final race of the day before the Kentucky Derby.

    5 - Program Trading WIN: $10.18 PLACE: $5.26 SHOW: $4.14

    11 - Naval Power PLACE: $4.34 SHOW: $3.60

    7 - Webslinger SHOW: $6.92

    $1.00 EXACTA 5-11 $19.75

    $0.50 TRIFECTA 5-11-7 $101.30

    $1.00 SUPERFECTA 5-11-7-1 $978.15

  • A little less than two hours from the 2024 Kentucky Derby and the walk up to the Run for the Roses is underway. Country music star Wynona Judd sang the national anthem to more than 150,000 attendees at Churchill Downs. Just one more race remains before the Derby, Race 11 the $1 million Old Forrester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes.

  • Stars from all kinds of entertainment worlds are at the 150th Kentucky Derby, including from the world of WWE. WWE women's world champion Becky Lynch and her husband, former WWE world heavyweight champions Seth Rollins are celebrating in Louisville. This as the WWE held its Backlash event in France and announced that WrestleMania 41 will be in Las Vegas next April.

  • The Mint Julep is the beverage to have at the Kentucky Derby...or any Kentucky Derby party, but you do you know how to make one? If not, no problem! NBC Sports has you covered!

  • Race 10, the $1 million Churchill Downs Stakes is in the books and Gun Pilot is the winner after closing at 5-1 odds.

    10 - Gun Runner WIN: $12.68 PLACE: $7.20 SHOW: $5.04

    5 - Here Mi Song PLACE: $18.86 SHOW: $10.10

    6 - Zozos SHOW: $4.58

    $1.00 EXACTA 10-5 $142.01

    $0.50 TRIFECTA 10-5-6 $783.41

    $1.00 SUPERFECTA 2-4-3-11 $14,675.18

  • Up next from Louisville is Race 10, the $1 million Churchill Downs stakes on dirt over seven furlongs. Just two races remain before the main event in Race 12 — The 150th Kentucky Derby.

  • A Big upset in Race 9 of the day as Trikari, which closed at 47-1 pulled of a stunning upset in the $600,000 American Turf Stakes for trainer H. Graham Motion.

    2 - Trikari WIN: $96.43 PLACE: $40.20 SHOW: $22.98

    4 - Formidable Man PLACE: $23.22 SHOW: $14.18

    3 - Lagynos SHOW: $19.60

    $1.00 EXACTA 2-4 $662.17

    $0.50 TRIFECTA 2-4-3 $2,985.51

    $1.00 SUPERFECTA 2-4-3-11 $69,493.26

  • The next race on the card, Race 9 for the day, is the American Turf Stakes, a $600,000 race for three year olds over 8 1/2 furlongs (1 1/16 miles) on turf. Here are the entries for the 2024 edition of the race, sdet for 3:40 p.m. ET:

    1. Twirling Point (scratched)

    2. Trikari, 39-1

    3. Lyganos, 37-1

    4. Formidable Man, 19-1

    5. Legend Of Time, 7/2

    6. Neat, 9-1

    7. Stay Hot, 11-1

    8. Lord Bullingdon, 21-2

    9. Noted, 25-1

    10. Set, 12-1

    11. Cugino, 6-1

    12. Abrumar, 33-1

    13. Can Group, 32-1

    14. Agate Road, 5-1

    15. Blue Eyed George, 35-1

    16. Rock'n A Halo (scratched)

    17. Dancing Groom (scratched)

  • More stars are pouring into the Kentucky Derby on the red carpet at Churchill Downs

  • Race 8, the $600,000 Pat Dye Mile is in the books — The Kentucky Derby is Race 12 — and D. Wayne Lucas' Seize The Gray came home first with Nash second and Vlahos third. Here are the official results and payouts for the Pat Dye Mile:

    5 - Seize The Gray WIN: $20.84 PLACE: $7.94 SHOW: $5.16

    12 - Nash PLACE: $4.46 SHOW: $3.22

    11 - Vlahos SHOW: $5.50

    $1.00 EXACTA 5-12 $40.22

    $0.50 TRIFECTA 5-12-11 $196.07

    $1.00 SUPERFECTA 5-12-11-7 $919.56

  • The horses aren't the only head turners at the Kentucky Derby. The Run for the Roses is as much about being seen as seeing the races.

  • The 150th Kentucky Derby is an excellent time to celebrate the Run for the Roses, and who better to remember first than the G.O.A.T. Secretariat, who's 1973 track record of 1:59 2/5 still stands.

  • Bloodlines are a huge part of horse racing and the Kentucky Derby is, obviously, no different. NBC numbers guru Steve Kornacki breaks down what that looks like in this year's field and the Derby winners who have sons in this year's race.

  • Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been a regular at the Kentucky Derby for years and 2024 is no different for the future Hall of Fame QB who is expected to be ready for OTAs this summer, coming of a season-ending Achilles' injury he suffered on the first drive of the season in 2023.