Texas woman's $18 Derby bet pays $1.2 million

08 May, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Terrence Howard

He made his debut February 18 and only one other Derby victor broke his maiden at a later date: Brokers Tip when he won the Derby on May 6, 1933.

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.

He gunned Justify out of the No. 7 spot in the starting gate - something Baffert said had to happen - and the colt's early speed helped hook leader Promises Fulfilled from the start.

"You better get used to this", the five-time Derby victor said to his colt.

My 2 cents: Some facts about Cinco de Mayo
In many cities in the United States, there are parades and festivities featuring mariachi music, dancing and Mexican food. While the holiday's roots are in Mexico, it's actually a minor holiday there and is celebrated much more in the U.S.

Tesla's Musk calls Wall Street snub 'foolish' but defends his behavior
Tesla shares are up 1.1% in Friday trading but off 3.3% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 10%. Sacconaghi has a US$265 price target on the stock, while Spak sees the shares falling to US$280.

Anthony Martial releases statement about Arsene Wenger
Anthony Martial has paid tribute to fellow countryman Arsene Wenger following his final game at Old Trafford as Arsenal manager. Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho scored for City, with former City player Pablo Zabaleta deflecting in an own-goal.

Todd Pletcher, who dislikes running his horses again in two weeks, said Audible (third in the Derby), Magnum Moon, Vino Rosso and Noble Indy would return to his NY base.

According to ESPN, Justify had the surest odds of the winners chosen by the woman, who also picked Funny Duck at 40-1 odds in the 10th race of the day. This horse is the real deal and now has the eyes of America on him. He has got that big, long stride and he's just so efficient. At the three-eighths pole I thought, 'Man, he better be a really good horse.' We saw another gear that we hadn't seen yet. "Right now I'm just thinking about keeping him healthy". But he said: "I've never been on a 3-year-old like this".

"We certainly feel like he's got a chance to go off in two weeks", owner Elliott Walden said. Baffert is four for four in winning the Preakness after winning the Derby. The woman has been going to the racetrack for years. Lukas has won the Preakness six times. "We saw something really great".

Recommended:

  • UK Foreign Secretary Warns Against Abandoning Iran Nuclear Deal

    UK Foreign Secretary Warns Against Abandoning Iran Nuclear Deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, have lobbied Trump directly during meetings last month. The deal saw Iran agree to limit its nuclear activities in return for the easing of sanctions on its economy.
    Warren Buffett Wants More Apple Shares and Praises the Company's Buybacks

    Warren Buffett Wants More Apple Shares and Praises the Company's Buybacks

    "I'm delighted to see them repurchasing shares", Buffett told Berkshire shareholders at the conglomerate's annual meeting. Last week, the so-called "Oracle of Omaha" argued that investing in bitcoin is a gamble, not an investment.
    Governor Reynolds Awaits Copy of Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill

    Governor Reynolds Awaits Copy of Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill

    Earlier Friday, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU announced that they plan to sue Reynolds over the law's constitutionality. The Iowa legislation has some exemptions, such as in the case of rape or incest or if a woman's life is at risk.
  • USA  interest rate rise in June '100% certain' after Fed delays

    USA interest rate rise in June '100% certain' after Fed delays

    Talks between Steven Mnuchin, U.S. treasury secretary and Liu He, Chinese vice premier are due to kick off later on Thursday. By 13:00 pm local Jakarta time the rupiah had weakened 0.19 percent to IDR 13,975 per U.S. dollar (Bloomberg Dollar Index).
    Woods makes solid start as Peterson leads at Quail Hollow

    Woods makes solid start as Peterson leads at Quail Hollow

    Casey's DraftKings price of just $8,900 allows you to comfortably roster other top golfers such as Rory McIlroy or Justin Thomas . We saw them roll out contests for the Match Play event a month ago, so maybe they will take on the Zurich Classic next season.
    New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

    New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

    Nick Markakis had an RBI double, Johan Camargo hit a two-run homer and Ryan Flaherty followed with a solo shot to make it 7-0. Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has been lifted from a game against the New York Mets with a sore left wrist.
  • Origin Sajid Javid appointed new United Kingdom  home secretary

    Origin Sajid Javid appointed new United Kingdom home secretary

    International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt adds to her duties Rudd's other brief as minister for women and equalities. Leaked memos and letters in the media seemed to contradict her claims, resulting in her decision to step down late last night.

    Activision Blizzard Results Get Boost From In-Game Spending

    It worsened, as 51 investors sold ATVI shares while 225 reduced holdings. 233 grew positions while 92 funds acquired positions. Cetera Advisor Networks Limited Co invested in 0.12% or 35,810 shares. 5,137 were accumulated by Palladium Ptnrs Limited Com.
    US Prisoner Release by N. Korea would be Goodwill Move

    US Prisoner Release by N. Korea would be Goodwill Move

    However, they said stationing of the US forces in the South may not be necessary if a peace treaty is signed between the Koreas. If true, that means Trump didn't think it would be a problem to start looking at a move that could weaken the U.S.
  • Whats App Requires Instagram, Face-book Video Integration With PiP Attribute

    Whats App Requires Instagram, Face-book Video Integration With PiP Attribute

    This is also great news for brands as they now get to enable their target audience to buy rather than just show them promotions. The payment system may also tie in with another tweak to Instagram , created to make shopping easier via the app.
    Bank Holiday weekend expected to be 'hottest in almost  two decades'

    Bank Holiday weekend expected to be 'hottest in almost two decades'

    The early May Bank Holiday was introduced in 1978 and the previous high was recorded at 23.6ÂșC in 1999. The BBC weather forecaster added temperatures could rocket to 29C in west London.
    Mario Balotelli Makes Debut As Voice Of Reason Amid Kanye West Comments

    Mario Balotelli Makes Debut As Voice Of Reason Amid Kanye West Comments

    Despite the backlash among liberals, it's clear that Kanye West is slowly beginning to win more black support for President Trump. Celebrities and everyday people took to social media to address these comments through memes, justification, for frustration.


Popular

National film awards function today plagued by controversy
He stressed the need to build on the process and create jobs and opportunities for the creative and talented young people. This year, departed star Sridevi was adjudged best actress for her film Mom while Newton was declared best Hindi film.

Hawaii's volcanic eruption has destroyed at least 21 homes, officials say
Doctor told CNN affiliate KITV that her sons had invited friends to help her pack up. "There's a lot of glow, a lot of fires". It's in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , which closed Friday and evacuated all visitors and nonemergency staff.

U.S. lashes out at China over 'THREATENING' letters - 'It is ORWELLIAN nonsense!'
The US and China are competing against each other, and Taiwan could easily become the US' chess piece, the lawmaker said. The White House's sharp criticism follows contentious trade talks between senior USA and CCP officials last week.

Antonio Conte sees 'hope' in Chelsea's once 'impossible' top-4 chase
Liverpool have 72 points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur with 71 and Chelsea on 69, both with a game in hand on the Merseysiders. They are still in control and a win against Brighton should be enough given their superior goal difference over Chelsea .

Five killed by Gaza Strip blast: Palestinian Ministry of Health
The use of live ammunition by Israel's army has been condemned by the worldwide community and human rights activists. Palestinians sent several stunt kites with incendiary bombs over the border towards Israel on Friday.

Has this economy reached 'full employment'?
But now, unemployment is lower than at any point since December 2000; and wage growth and inflation are resolutely tepid. The report indicates another month of solid job gains for an economy that has been expanding for nearly nine years.

MUELLER MADNESS: Federal Judge Says Mueller 'LYING' to Target Trump
The prosecutors argued that the redacted portions of the memo contain information unrelated to Manafort and touch on national security issues.

Tiger Woods Struggles at Wells Fargo
But while Woods focused on what he missed on the greens, he neglected to mention that he also made things work on a handful. I played a lot of golf heading into Augusta, more golf than I thought I would be able to play, because this is all new.

3 million in Pa. impacted by Facebook information sharing, AG says
Facebook has over 20 crore users in India. "It's crucial that Facebook and Twitter and any entity that collects data, protects it", he said.

Walmart to buy 73% of Flipkart in India's biggest e-commerce takeover
Now, however, with a sale of the company near, it needed to become a private entity in Singapore to avoid regulatory hurdles. As per both reports , Google's parent Alphabet too will be participating in the deal and will pump in around $3 billion.