It was a wild and muddy race at Churchill Downs as the 144th edition of the Kentucky Derby had some history made. Justify was the favorite going in to the Run of the Roses and he made sure that he was able to justify being the favorite.

The 5-2 favorite went neck and neck with Promises Fulfilled 49-1 long shot through the the halfway point in the race but he was able to pull away and extend the lead to show there was no doubt.

The 3 year old colt becomes the 6th favorite in 6 years to win the Kentucky Derby. He also becomes the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the Run of the Roses without having a race as a 2 year old. Justify win gives his owners a $1.24 million payday.

 

Final Race Results:

1. Justify (5-2)

2. Good Magic (9-1)

3. Audible (7-1)

4. Instilled Regard (85-1)

5. My Boy Jack (6-1)

6. Bravazo (66-1)

7. Hofburg (27-1)

8. Lone Sailor (24-1)

9. Vino Rosso (14-1)

10. Solomini (62-1)

11. Firenze Fire (59-1)

12. Bolt D'oro (8-1)

13. Flameaway (37-1)

14. Enticed (50-1)

15. Promises Fulfilled (49-1)

16. Free Drop Billy (45-1)

17. Noble Indy (59-1)

18. Combatant (70-1)

19. Magnum Moon (13-1)

20. Mendelssohn (6-1)