Brooks & Dunn, Jake Owen and More Shine at Kentucky Derby

Brooks & Dunn, Jake Owen and More Shine at Kentucky Derby

The woman is taking home around the same amount as Justify's team, who won $1.4 million, according to the Associated Press. In the backstretch, Smith let him relax a bit, but once he asked for Justify's best around the far turn, the horse responded like a freight train.

Justify and Smith's win was historic for racing fans.

Justify captured the opening leg of U.S. flat racing's Triple Crown, which continues in two weeks at the Preakness in Baltimore, Maryland, and concludes with June's Belmont Stakes in NY.

"He looks phenomenal", Baffert said.

"He's up there with him", Baffert said.




With a reported three inches of rain beating down on Central Kentucky, Justify became the first 3-year-old colt in 136 years to win the Derby without ever racing at age 2. "We've just got to go from there". "I'm not thinking about that at all, not yet", he said.

When asked about the race right after his big win, the first thing Smith does is thank Jesus, telling reporters, "I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing us on this afternoon, and blessing us with this fantastic horse".

Good Magic returned $9.20 and $6.60 in second place, while Audible was another head back in third and paid $5.80 to show. "Mike took his time - we knew it was going to be a hot pace". Yes, he said, Justify had put himself in Pharoah's class by his second race - an incredible statement considering that March 11 victory was in a five-horse, $56,000 allowance at Santa Anita. Now, after winning the Kentucky Derby, Baffert is more confident in comparing the horses.

It remains uncertain which horses will line up to try to keep him from that second jewel.

So whats next for the Kentucky Derby Winner?

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