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Justify was the favorite heading into the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, but back in February, he was an unraced rookie that would need to overcome over 100 years of history to win at Churchill Downs, allowing one lucky bettor to get him at 300/1 odds.
The Kentucky Derby is one of the best days of the year for gambling, and one lucky woman in Texas had the run of her life, picking the winners of five consecutive races including the Derby to turn an $18 investment into $1.2 million.
A Kentucky Derby jockey reveals the intense diet and workout routine he follows to stay ready for races
Victor Espinoza wouldn't have won the Triple Crown in 2015 without following his strict diet and workout routine. Espinoza admits he doesn't know how he's maintained his regimen for so long, but says it's necessary to be the best jockey.
In the 24 hours leading up to the Kentucky Derby, gamblers have started betting heavily on My Boy Jack and his odds have fallen from a 20/1 longshot all the way to 5/1. He is now the second favorite behind Justify.
This Saturday, 20 horses will enter the gates at Churchill Downs in hopes of winning the Kentucky Derby and shooting for the Triple Crown — these are the seven horses with the best chance to win the "Run for the Roses."
The Kentucky Derby is often referred to as "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" and with good reason — few events are more compelling to watch, or to bet on every year. Here's everything novice bettors need to know to lay a few bucks down on the big race.
Kentucky Derby 2018: Everything you need to know about the 20 horses racing in the ‘Run for the Roses’
The 2018 Kentucky Derby will bring 20 horses to Churchill Downs to compete in the "Run for the Roses" — here's everything you need to know before the starting gun blasts on Saturday.
The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place in Churchill Downs this Saturday — here's everything you need to know to get ready for "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports."
The biggest trend in recent Kentucky Derby history makes a strong case for Justify to win the roses on Saturday
It's difficult to trust trends in horse racing, but the favorite has won the past five Kentucky Derbys, and this year Justify is a solid pick to keep the streak going at 3/1 odds.
At a moment's notice, horse owners can change riders, meaning the jockeys have to move to the next horse. "It can be very emotional," said Victor Espinoza.