Animal Kingdom (foaled 3-20-08) is an American Thoroughbred best known for winning the 2011 Kentucky Derby, which took place before a record crowd of 164,858. He finished 2nd in the Preakness & 6th in the Belmont before his career was disrupted by injury. He returned to finish 2nd in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Mile before winning the Dubai World Cup in 2013. He is the first Kentucky Derby winner to win a Grade 1 race at the age of five. He has won Grade 1 races on both dirt & synthetic surfaces.