Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million on $18 Kentucky Derby, Early Race Bet

Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million on $18 Kentucky Derby, Early Race Bet

In another big Kentucky Derby win, a Las Vegas gambler placed a 300-to-1 futures bet on Justify winning the Kentucky Derby at the Wynn sportsbook in February, before the colt even was guaranteed a spot in the race.

Now, Baffert is in position to make another run at the Triple Crown.

Baffert's phone rang Sunday with an official invitation to bring Justify to run in the Preakness on May 19 in Baltimore.

Records and streaks are made to be a broken, and Baffert is certainly on a tear.

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most historic moments in sports. But he said: "I've never been on a 3-year-old like this".

Baffert was foreshadowing just what an upside awaits Justify. The imposing chestnut colt with the blaze running from his eyes to the tip of his nose improved to 4-0 - winning his races by a combined 21½ lengths. Smith previously won aboard Giacomo in 2005.

Despite the soggy conditions, the total attendance of 157,813 for the 14-race card marked the eighth-largest crowd in the race's history.

"He knows he's a stud", Baffert said. "He's got unbelievable talent and then he's got a mind to go with it". Referring to the rain and the huge field of 20 starters, Smith said, "He was lovin' this stuff".

Which he did, becoming the second-oldest jockey to win the Derby, behind Bill Shoemaker, who was 54 in 1986 when he won on Ferdinand.

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

"My job was just to get him out of there", he said.

"We certainly feel like he's got a chance to go off in two weeks", owner Elliott Walden said. "If I like the way he comes out of that, then we'll take a shot at the Belmont".

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