Justify Wins 144th Kentucky Derby

Justify won the annual Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.  Justify, a favorite out of 20 horses to win the 144th Run for the Roses, had previously run only three races in his life. The race horse broke a 136-year-old record by winning the competition without racing as a 2-year-old first. No horse since Apollo in 1882 had won the Derby without racing as a juvenile. The Derby win was the fifth for trainer Bob Baffert and the second for jockey Mike Smith.  Horses Good Magic came in second place, while Audible finished in third. The National Weather Service said it was the wettest Derby ever. Prior to the race, the agency tweeted that rainfall totals in Louisville stood at 2.83 inches.

Justify wins 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest Derby on record

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