Texas woman wins $1.2M with $18 bet on Kentucky Derby

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

Undefeated Kentucky Derby victor Justify will race in the second leg of United States flat racing's Triple Crown at the Preakness in two weeks, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday.

"It doesn't always work out, but sometimes it does", she said. "For such a young horse, he is just so big and talented".

A Texas girl received $1.2 million on an $18 "Decide 5" wager that included Kentucky Derby winnner Justify. ESPN reported that the woman bet on the Kentucky Derby favorite and some longshots in other races at Churchill Downs.

Retama Park Race Track, which is located in Salem, Texas, posted a picture of the victor on its Facebook page.

Baffert said the three-year-old colt had abundant energy the morning after defeating Good Magic by 2 1/2 lengths to conquer a 20-horse field over 1 1/4 miles on a muddy Churchill Downs track.

Favourite Justify, who went off at 5-2 odds, unleashed the third-fastest half-mile pace in Derby history and went on to win in 2min 4.20sec, with Good Magic second, edging third-place Audible at the line.

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Justify, who became the sixth straight favorite to win the Derby, may have felt like a sure thing just before the race at 3/1 odds but was a completely unknown entity to the horse racing world just a few months ago. Justify's group reportedly made $1.four million.

When the dust had settled, Miss Sarah was $1.2 million richer.

"It's extremely rare", Rachel Bagnetto, spokeswoman for Retama Park, told ABC News. "In fact, it's the first time it's happened at Retama".

There does not seem to be an official record of the most money ever won on a single bet in horse racing.

Justify, the 5-2 favorite, became the first Derby victor in 136 years that did not race as a 2-year-old.

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