Kentucky Derby winning horse has BC ties

Kentucky Derby winning horse has BC ties

The bet paid off huge, netting the gambler $150,000 with the win thanks to the help of an insider tip.

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!

Justify, the 3-year-old colt that began his career in February, crushed the 136-year-old Apollo Curse dreaded by superstitious fans.

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. Referring to the rain and the huge field of 20 starters, Smith said, "He was lovin' this stuff".

"I've seen all kinds, I mean this guy, he's just special", Baffert said. He looks good, but I just have to observe him.

The win earns Gunther's team $1.24 million and leaves Justify as the only horse with a chance to win the elusive triple crown this year.

Justify scored his spot at the gate with his three-length victory over Bolt d'Oro in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 7.

As for Justify's challengers at Pimlico, don't expect to see too numerous 19 horses he bested at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Winning the Kentucky Derby in only a horse's fourth lifetime start has been accomplished just twice before. Chad Brown, the trainer of Good Magic, said after the race that he would not take his horse to the Preakness.

"I want him back in NY and that gives me time to decide what's next", trainer Chad Brown said. So why win one big race when you can win two? Heres to Justify, America will be watching and rooting for you. "Then Mike took his time". Good Magic was second, while Audible finished third.