Justify conquers 136-year curse to win Kentucky Derby

08 May 2018, 12:52 | Kristine Mills

Terrence Howard

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In a pick five, a person must pick the winning horses for five races in a row.

Mike Smith earned his second Derby victory, becoming at 52 the second-oldest winning jockey. "It's like having [NBA superstar] Lebron James on your team".

The Derby record for most wins by a trainer is within Baffert's grasp, too.

We asked if we could start putting Justify in the same conversation as American Pharoah - who won the Triple Crown - and Baffert told us it's not a insane comparison.

Good Magic returned $9.20 and $6.60 in second place, while Audible was another head back in third and paid $5.80 to show.

After a day of steady rain on Churchill Downs, it was Justify who managed to cross the finish line first in the mud.

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"When I came out of the stall, he was pulling me", the trainer said.

The Austin Statesman reported on Sunday that the girl, who was not recognized however posed for an image, will likely be taking dwelling about the identical quantity because the homeowners of the race's victor.

"The win today is equivalent to a gold medal in the Olympics", said Teo Ah Khing, the Harvard-educated architect who runs the China Horse Club.

Smith, Justify was able to prove oddsmakers right with the victory. "This horse is so talented". He looks good, but I just have to observe him.

But truly standing out among all the owners was Kumin, who had scored a double, snaring both the Oaks and the Derby in one weekend, the first time any owner had done that in more than 60 years. Last year's victor, Cloud Computing, won with a time of 1:55.98.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reported early confidence in his colt's chances saying, "I knew we had a chance when he got away clean".



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