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Woman celebrates winning $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby bet

08 May 2018

The sound of at least 30 cameras buzzing and clicking broke the silence of the backstretch as Baffert tried to steady his horse.

"I didn't tell them I'd think about it", Baffert said of the telephone invitation he received from Preakness officials, via the Associated Press.

The white-haired trainer smashed a jinx that stood for 136 years when Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday.

An Austin woman turned $18 into $1.2 million by betting on the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, according to ABC News.

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Good Magic's sire, Curlin, won the Preakness in 2007 after finishing third at the Kentucky Derby.

Baffert guided his fifth Derby victor out of the barn and walked him in a tight circle for fans who eagerly snapped photos on their phones.

Pick 5 or Pick 6 winners can take home large jackpots considering how hard it is to select that many first-place finishers over a string of races.

The day after the Kentucky Derby is usually reserved for talk of a Triple Crown.

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"For a horse to do what he has done he has to be really great", Baffert said. Three years ago, he trained American Pharoah to the sport's first sweep of the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 37 years and just the 12th ever. I don't know if he's so strong or Mike (age 52) is just too old to pull him up. When I got him out of the stall he was pulling me around.

"I want him back in NY and that gives me time to decide what's next", Brown said. Lukas has won the Preakness six times.

So whats next for the Kentucky Derby Winner? He then had to take on a challenge by Bolt D'Oro.

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Woman celebrates winning $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby bet