OTB Race Previews & Odds
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Authentic, an 8-1 underdog, held off a stretch bid from odds-on favorite (4-5) Tiz the Law to win the 146th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.
Authentic extended Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's record for victories in the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Stakes to nine by digging in gamely to hold off a fast-closing Ny Traffic by a nose.
Tiz the Law overtook Tap It to Win coming out of the turn and drew away for a 3 3/4-length triumph in the 152nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, becoming the first state-bred in 138 years to win the American Classic.
Sir Winston rose to the challenge holding off 9-5 favorite Tacitus for a one-length victory in the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park.
War of Will, who finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) following a most eventful journey two weeks ago, rebounded with a victory in Saturday's 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, courtesy of a well-judged, trouble-free trip under jockey Tyler Gaffalione.
Country House, a longshot at 65-1, won the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby after a rider's objection led to the disqualification of Maximum Security, who crossed the line first at Churchill Downs.
Justify became racing's 13th Triple Crown winner on Saturday at Belmont Park, sweeping to a 1 3/4-length victory over Gronkowski to add the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to his triumphs in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify survived a protracted duel with Good Magic and held on to capture the 143rd Preakness Stakes with a half-length victory over late-charging Bravazo Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
Justify took command at the half-mile pole and roared away to a 2 1/2-length victory over Good Magic under the lights at Churchill Downs to win the 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) for 3-year-olds on a soggy Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 157,813, the eighth largest crowd in Derby history.
Flameaway took a major step forward and made it 2-for-2 this year with a wire-to-wire victory in the 2018 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The victory by Flameaway was his first on the Kentucky Derby trail, and he picked up 10 points towards qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.