Woman Turns $18 Into $1.2M On Kentucky Derby Bet

May 08, 2018, 00:50
Woman Turns $18 Into $1.2M On Kentucky Derby Bet

Justify is co-owned by Kentucky's WinStar Farms, Head of Plains Partners and the China Horse Club.

The three-year-old colt was the favourite heading into the race with odds of 2.9 to 1 to win.

Margaret Reid played a pick five bet on the Kentucky Derby. "If I like the way he comes out of that, then we'll take a shot at the Belmont". "I saw the splits and how fast they were, but he was doing it easy".

Justify beat everyone's ass at Churchill Downs this weekend - racking up another Derby victory for Baffert, who many consider the greatest racehorse trainer EVER!

"Him and American Pharoah and Arrogate, they're just cut from a different (cloth)", Baffert said. "Right now I'm just thinking about keeping him healthy. This track really had me anxious".

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Justify took the lead on the far turn and charged into the backstretch.

The Pimlico track is shorter than Churchill Downs, at 9.5 furlongs, down from the 10-furlong track at the Derby. "Wow, I don't have the words to describe what makes this horse so special. We've just got to go from there".

However, the big money in horse racing is in the so-called "exotic" bets.

Jockey Mike Smith earned his second Derby victory, becoming at 52 the second-oldest winning jockey.

This year, Justify was the pari-mutuel favorite who returned $7.60 to win for every $2 wagered.

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Mendelssohn, trying to become the first Europe-based horse to win the Derby, finished last.

Baffert, who ranks Justify alongside his 2015 predecessor American Pharoah, is now set to enter the Preakness Stakes on May 19, the next leg of the Triple Crown trail. Sitting beside him at the postrace news conference was the prime minister of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, where Teo is attempting to develop a horse racing resort in a place where there are no thoroughbreds. Good Magic was sired by 2007 Preakness victor Curlin, but trainer Chad Brown won't commit to the Preakness just yet.

Todd Pletcher, who dislikes running his horses again in two weeks, said Audible (third in the Derby), Magnum Moon, Vino Rosso and Noble Indy would return to his NY base. Almost 3 inches fell on the crowd of 157,813 throughout the day. Prior to the race, the agency tweeted that rainfall totals in Louisville stood at 2.83 inches.

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