Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Woman bets $18, wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby

Woman bets $18, wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby

"If you have LeBron on your team you better win a championship with him". During his training career, Walden was second twice in the Preakness, with eventual Belmont victor Victory Gallop in 1998 and Menifee in 1999.

The woman's easiest bet was Justify, who was the favorite at 3-1 odds and won the 144th Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths. There were two horses in the 2018 Kentucky Derby field who had the potential to break the curse, and they had polar opposite results. "We all kind of answered, 'Yes.' But I wanted to take a fresh look at it after the race and make sure". "Pharoah's race was sort of like (Justify's) Santa Anita Derby".

"That's when we knew how special he was", Baffert said.

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

"Going into the race, my main concern really was just getting out of the gate", said Smith, who captured his second Derby. He looks good, but I just have to observe him. It was a sigh of relief when I got him out of the gate and I just stayed out of his way. The first Saturday in May is a magical time all across the state, giving a glimpse of the rich tradition and perfectly capturing the best of Kentucky culture -horse racing and bourbon.

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Justify moved into the lead by the 1-mile pole and cruised from there, crossing the finish line in 2 minutes, 4.20 seconds. He'll run in the Preakness and after that, we'll see. That's greatness right there. "I am excited at the possibilities for Saint Lucia, as we anticipate the first race in February next year".

"Chad is one of the best guys in placing horses in spots where you're going to get in the money or win", Edwards said. My horse tried so hard and I can't wait for his future.

"I didn't tell them I'd think about it", Baffert said of the telephone invitation he received from Preakness officials, via the Associated Press. "We all ran over the same surface", Lukas added.

And she hit each one: Limousine Liberal in the Churchill Downs Stakes, Maraud in the American Turf Stakes, 39-1 longshot Funny Duck in the Pat Day Mile Stakes, 9-1 longshot Yoshida in the Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes, then Justify in the Derby.

After that? Maybe thoroughbred racing's second Triple Crown victor in four years. "But, there is an intangible, there is something in a horse's heart that has yet to be, be able to be measured", said Landes.

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