A Texas woman is one million dollars richer after placing an 18 dollar bet on Saturday. 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, who was bred by John D. Gunther of Vancouver and raised by Gunther's daughter in Louisville, Kentucky, won with a time of 2:04.20.
"There's no telling what this horse can do", Smith said.
"I got a call from a guy I know, a very respected horseman", Avello said during Friday's VSiN radio show.
ABC News noted she won almost as much as the $1.24 million Justify won in the world's most famous horse race. I keep using the term 'above average, ' because he has a mind to him as well.
"I don't know", said Brown, who won the Preakness past year with new-shooter Cloud Computing.
"It would take a horse like him to break that curse", said Smith, whose other Derby win came in 2005 aboard 50-1 longshot Giacomo.
The horse, nicknamed "Big Red", came out of the No. 7 post to win the race. A 50-cent trifecta bet on Justify, Good Magic and Audible to finish in that order brought back $70.70. "If I like the way he comes out of that, then we'll take a shot at the Belmont". "I saw the splits and how fast they were, but he was doing it easy".
It remains uncertain which horses will line up to try to keep him from that second jewel. Heres to Justify, America will be watching and rooting for you.
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