Justify Wins Kentucky Derby

(From BBC News)

Justify maintained his unbeaten run to win the Kentucky Derby as Aidan O’Brien missed the chance to make history.

O’Brien, who won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier on Saturday, was hoping to saddle the first European-based horse to win the race.

After heavy rain saturated the dirt track for the 144th running of the race, favourite Justify powered home by two and a half lengths.

Justify has now won all four of his races this year and is the first champion since Apollo in 1882 to win the showdown for three-year-olds without running anywhere as a two-year-old.

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