2018 Justify Tac Pin
It was a record-breaking Kentucky Derby®, as the favorite, Justify, became the first horse to win the Run for the Roses without racing as a two-year old since Apollo in 1882. He also became the second horse in the past 100 years to win the Derby with only three career starts prior to the race, joining Big Brown in 2008. Justify completed the 1 ¼ miles on a sloppy track in 2:04.20. At odds of 5-2, Justify paid $7.80 on a $2 win bet.

This was the fifth Kentucky Derby win for trainer Bob Baffert. He now trails only Ben Jones, who had six Kentucky Derby wins. Baffert’s other victories came with Silver Charm, Real Quiet, War Emblem, and Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah.

Jockey Mike Smith claimed his second Derby win with Justify. He won on Giacomo in 2005.

Justify’s owners WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plans Partners celebrated the 2 ½ length victory on Saturday evening at the Winner’s Party at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Starlight becomes the first Louisville ownership group to win the Derby since Old Rosebud in 1914.

Justify went on to win both the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner.

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