Justify justifies hype with Kentucky Derby win

Lavender Earlier Larry Birkhead 45 and a guest attended the 144th running of the Kentucky Oaks

A Texas girl received $1.2 million Saturday in a "Decide 5" wager that included Kentucky Derby victor Justify.

"Amazing horse", Smith said. "I rank him up there with my top ones".

The owners of Derby-winning Justify took home $1.432 million in purse money for the win, so the bettor was nearly as much of a victor.

Justify rolled to victory by 2 1/2 lengths in the 144th, and rainiest, Kentucky Derby on a sloppy track in front of 157,813 - the eighth-largest crowd on the first Saturday in May - at Churchill Downs.

Brooks and Dunn were together again as they took in the race, Thompson Square made their first Derby appearance, Jake Owen brought along his girlfriend, Terri Clark shined in a mint green blazer and more. He looks good, but I just have to observe him. "Wow, I don't have the words to describe what makes this horse so special". He has got that big, long stride and he's just so efficient. "He has got the mind for it".

The next race in the Triple Crown series is May 19 - the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Bob Baffert, the trainer of Triple Crown victor American Pharoah, seals his fifth Derby win.

He broke well from Gate No. 7 and was second, behind Promises Fulfilled, by the quarter-mile pole.

Entering the final turn, Justify took the lead and kept on going to the finish under Smith's left-handed whip. Derby runner-up Good Magic, last year's 2-year-old champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile victor, appears unlikely to run in the Preakness.

Baffert guided his fifth Derby victor out of the barn and walked him in a tight circle for fans who eagerly snapped photos on their phones.

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