Justify wins the 144 Kentucky Derby

Posted at 6:55 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 23:36:29-04

LOUISVILLE, KY. – America’s longest running sports event was won by Justify on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 144 Kentucky derby winner was followed by Good Magic who Placed (finished 2nd) and Audible who Showed (finished 3rd).

The three-year-old colt was a favorite going in to the race, winning the Santa Anita Derby in April.

It’s now on to the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland, for Justify. He will have a chance to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. The most prized possession of any horse racing, trainer or owner.

American Pharaoh in 2015 was the last horse to win the Triple Crown.

Justify also brought famed horse trainer, Bob Baffert, his fifth Kentucky Derby winner.

Baffert had previously won with Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998), War Emblem (2002) and American Pharaoh (2015).

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