Texas woman spends $18 on Kentucky Derby bet, wins $1.2 million jackpot

Tyler Owen
May 8, 2018

Her $18 dollar wager secured her $1.2 million dollars.

"He's a superior horse", said Baffert, who captured his fifth Derby.

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.

Justify, the 5-2 favorite, became the first Derby victor in 136 years that did not race as a 2-year-old.

But what about Good Magic, which finished 2 1/2 lengths behind Justify in second place on Saturday?

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Justify is justifiably getting a lot of credit for his big win at the 144th Kentucky Derby this weekend.

The competition isn't exactly lining up to take on Kentucky Derby victor Justify in the Preakness. It started in 1997 with Silver Charm, followed by Real Quiet in 1998, War Emblem in 2002 and American Pharoah in 2015. "We've just got to go from there".

The Derby record for most wins by a trainer is within Baffert's grasp, too. I keep using the term 'above average, ' because he has a mind to him as well. 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. "We saw something really great".

"I want him back in NY and that gives me time to decide what's next", trainer Chad Brown said. "I want to provide the owners with as much information as possible about what I see and then let them decide. That said, his sire (Curlin) came back in two weeks and won the Preakness". Can Baffert's latest Derby victor take the Preakness?

"I really thought I was going to get there", Good Magic's jockey, Jose Ortiz, said.

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