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Woman bets $18, wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby

08 May, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Lucarelli basks in Derby dream with Justify

Putting down $18, the woman won $1.2 million.

Smith's silks were almost spotless after he kept 5-2 favorite Justify near the lead throughout the race. Justify's win was the safest, with a track record of 3-1. A trip to Pimlico for the 2nd jewel of the Triple Crown the Preakness Stakes. Referring to the rain and the huge field of 20 starters, Smith said, "He was lovin' this stuff".

"I didn't tell them I'd think about it", Baffert said of the telephone invitation he received from Preakness officials, via the Associated Press. I don't know if he's so strong or Mike (age 52) is just too old to pull him up.

The white-haired trainer smashed a jinx that stood for 136 years when Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday. I keep using the term 'above average, ' because he has a mind to him as well. His four other Derby winners - Silver Charm, Real Quiet, War Emblem and American Pharoah - all won the 1 3/16-mile race. Saturday being a wet, muddy day at Churchill Downs made for flawless conditions for long-short horses to come in (sometimes a wet track makes it more likely for long-short horses to finish in the money).


Winning the Kentucky Derby in only a horse's fourth lifetime start has been accomplished just twice before.

It remains uncertain which horses will line up to try to keep him from that second jewel. With his fifth victory, the 65-year-old snapped a tie for second and trails only Ben Jones with six. In an Instagram post, the Kentucky Derby writes, "The Apollo Curse is dead!" She rightly chose Limousine Liberal, Maraud, Funny Duck, Yoshida and Derby victor Justify.

Good Magic finished second, just ahead of Audible. "If I like the way he comes out of that, then we'll take a shot at the Belmont". He even went so far as to indicate that Justify ran a better Derby than American Pharoah.

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