The Apollo Curse Is Washed Away As Justify Wins Wet Kentucky Derby


The Apollo Curse Is Washed Away As Justify Wins Wet Kentucky Derby

A Texas woman won big on the Kentucky Derby - so big, in fact, that her $1.2 million payout is more than victor Justify earned his owners for winning the prestigious race, ABC News is reporting.

A B.C. breeder's horse won the prestigious Kentucky Derby over the weekend.

The horse that did it way back then was the chestnut gelding Apollo, named after the Greek god of many things, including the paradoxical powers to both heal and plague.

She picked Maraud to win the American Turf Stakes in the ninth race, and Funny Duck to take the Pat Day Mile race despite 39-1 odds. "He's got unbelievable talent and then he's got a mind to go with it. He was loving this stuff". "My vocabulary don't have the words for it".

"My job was just to get him out of there", he said.

Those "top ones" include Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998), War Emblem (1992) and the Triple Crown Champion and Horse of the Year American Pharoah in 2015.

Good Magic's sire, Curlin, won the Preakness in 2007 after finishing third at the Kentucky Derby. Her prize totaled $1.2 million.

As for the other owners, Head of Plains Partners is run by the hedge fund executive Sol Kumin, who earned his first Kentucky Oaks victory on Friday, when Monomoy Girl netted the first-place check for another of his successful partnerships, Monomoy Stables.

According to ESPN, the remarkable payout came on a Pick 5 bet in which the woman had to pick the winners of five consecutive races.

"She was in the sports bar when it happened", Bill Belcher, general manager of Retama Park, told the San Antonio Express-News.

He thought Justify's win in the Santa Anita Derby was just so-so, unlike his win on Saturday. He paid $7.80, $6 and $4.40.

Good Magic, 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile victor, was worth $9.20 to place and $6.60 to show.



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