Justify Wins 144th Kentucky Derby

Sunday, May 06, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Justify won the 144th Kentucky Derby on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. He was the favorite to win the race at 3-1 odds. 

Justify was ridden by jockey Mike Smith and trained by Bob Baffert.

The team now turns their attention to a chance to win the Triple Crown.

The Preakness is set for May 19 and the Belmont Stakes is set for June 9

The race was the wettest Kentucky Derby in history, breaking the old make of 2.31” that was set in 1918.

Good Magic finished second while Audible finished third.

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