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SportsWatch: Justify wins the 2018 Kentucky Derby, ending the 136-year Curse of Apollo

Justify won the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, breaking the 136-year-old Curse of Apollo as he became the first 3-year old who did not run as a 2-year-old to win America’s most famous race since 1882.

Sent off as the 5-2 favorite, Justify ran his unbeaten streak to four with the victory. Trained by four-time Derby winning trainer Bob Baffert and ridden by 52-year-old Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Justify paid $7.80 to win

Good Magic, the 2-year-old champion by virtue of his win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in November, ran second. He is trained by one of the hottest horsemen in the country, Chad Brown, and ridden by Jose Ortiz.

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