Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

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

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

"I don't know", said Brown, who won the Preakness a year ago with new-shooter Cloud Computing.

He gunned Justify out of the No. 7 spot in the starting gate - something Baffert said had to happen - and the colt's early speed helped hook leader Promises Fulfilled from the start.

In a pick five, a person must choose the winning horses for five races in a row. Good Magic was second, while Audible finished third.

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.

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Entering the final turn, Justify took the lead and kept on going to the finish under Smith's left-handed whip.

"For a horse to do what he has done he has to be really great", Baffert said.

That was down from last year's 10.5 percent and a result, in part, of the Derby going head-to-head with an National Basketball Association playoff game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. Now lets recap how good of a race Justify ran in the Derby. "Right now I'm just thinking about keeping him healthy". Of his 19 rivals in the Derby, it appears most will skip the second leg of the Triple Crown in favor of resting and being pointed toward other races. He'll run in the Preakness and after that, we'll see. "I want to provide the owners with as much information as possible about what I see and then let them decide".

"We certainly feel like he's got a chance to go off in two weeks", owner Elliott Walden said. "That said, his sire (Curlin) came back in two weeks and won the Preakness". Baffert is four for four in winning the Preakness after winning the Derby.

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