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Who rode justify in the Kentucky Derby?

Last Updated: 21st February, 2020

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Justify ridden by jockey Mike Smith crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville.

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Also question is, who rode justify in the Triple Crown?

Mike Smith

Additionally, what number was justify in the Kentucky Derby? Kentucky Derby Results & Payout - Win, Place, Show Justify, the 5-2 favorite in the field of 20, ran 1¼ miles in 2:04.20.

Correspondingly, who rides the Kentucky Derby?

Triple Crown winner Mike Smith gets Kentucky Derby ride. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all. He picked up the mount on 30-1 shot Cutting Humor, trained by Todd Pletcher, race officials said Friday.

Is justify running in the Kentucky Derby?

Justify (foaled March 28, 2015) is a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse who is the thirteenth and most recent winner of the American Triple Crown, accomplishing the feat by winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes in 2018.

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How much did Mike Smith make for winning the Triple Crown?

Justify's 52-year-old jockey, Mike Smith, who became the oldest jockey to ever win the Triple Crown, also benefited from a victory at Belmont: The winning rider gets 10 percent of what the owners collect which means that Smith, who already collected checks for $124,000 and $90,000 from the first two legs of the Triple

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Has any horse won the Triple Crown since Secretariat?

In the history of the Triple Crown, 13 horses have won all three races: Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015), and Justify (2018).

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Who rode justify?

Mike Smith

Xiaoyong Barniol

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When did justify win the Triple Crown?

Triple Crown Winners
Year Horse
1977 Seattle Slew
1978 Affirmed
2015 American Pharoah
2018 Justify

Macedon Yndurain

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How do you justify?

Justify text
  1. In the Paragraph group, click the Dialog Box Launcher. , and select the Alignment drop-down menu to set your justified text.
  2. You can also use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl + J to justify your text.

Rusty Huerto

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Where is justify today?

Justify is expected to return to WinStar Farm in Kentucky next month. "Justify's extraordinary racing career — from maiden to Triple Crown winner in less than four months — was as brilliant as any our sport has seen," National Thoroughbred Racing Association president and CEO Alex Waldrop said.

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What did justify test positive for?

He tested positive for the drug scopolamine, a banned substance that veterinarians say can enhance performance, especially in the amount that was found in the horse. Justify was undefeated at the time, but he still needed to finish first or second in the Santa Anita Derby to qualify for the Kentucky Derby, on May 5.

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Where is justify?

Justify will be paraded at Del Mar racetrack near San Diego on Saturday before returning to WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., early next month.

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Who is the favorite for the Kentucky Derby?

Improbable and Maximum Security remain co-favorites to win the Kentucky Derby in wagering on Saturday's race. At 4 p.m. CDT Saturday, the live betting odds show Improbable and Maximum Security at 9-2. At 8 a.m., Maximum Security, Improbable and Tacitus were all at 5-1.

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Why was maximum security disqualified in the Kentucky Derby?

In 1968, Dancer's Image was disqualified days after the race because of a drug violation. Maximum Security was taken down due to an incident coming around the turn when he veered out slightly, squeezing War of Will and causing Long Range Toddy to take back.

Dounya Alcodori

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Will Mike Smith ride in the Derby?

Mike Smith is going to ride in Saturday's Kentucky Derby after all. Churchill Downs announced Friday morning that Smith will ride Sunland Derby winner Cutting Humor in the Derby. Smith, 53, has won the Kentucky Derby twice, with Giacomo in 2005 and eventual Triple Crown winner Justify last year.

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How much do you win for Kentucky Derby?

The winner of the Kentucky Derby takes home an estimated $1.86 million while second place gets $600,000. Third takes home $300,000, fourth gets $150,000 and fifth collects $90,000. The winning jockey will receive 10% of the winnings. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown.

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Who did Mike Smith ride in Kentucky Derby?

The 53-year-old Hall of Fame rider announced Tuesday that he will ride Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach in the Kentucky Derby on May 4 rather than Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster.

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Who is the youngest jockey?

Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton (March 27, 1876 – March 17, 1917) was an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing described by author Edward Hotaling, as "one of the great riders of the New York circuit all through the 1890s" and who holds the record as the youngest jockey to ever win the Kentucky Derby.

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Who is the best jockey in America?

  • JERRY BAILEY. The most successful jockey in the 21-year history of the Breeders' Cup having ridden a total of 14 winners including four in the Classic.
  • RUSSEL BAZE. Quite simply the King of Northern California.
  • TYLER BAZE.
  • RAFAEL BEJARANO.
  • JAVIER CASTELLANO.
  • EDDIE CASTRO.
  • PAT DAY.
  • RAMON DOMINGUEZ.

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Who are the jockeys in this year's Kentucky Derby?

Get to know the 2019 Kentucky Derby jockeys below, in order of their mounts' Derby qualifying points.
  • Jose Ortiz. Age: 25. Originally from: Puerto Rico.
  • Mike Smith. Age: 53.
  • Javier Castellano. Age: 41.
  • Ricardo Santana Jr. Age: 26.
  • Florent Geroux. Age: 32.
  • Gabriel Saez. Age: 31.
  • Luis Saez. Age: 26.
  • Joel Rosario. Age: 34.

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Does justify use Lasix?

Every Kentucky Derby horse, including eventual Triple Crown winner Justify, was on Lasix last year, according to the Churchill race-day program . Only two horses in the 14-race Derby Day card were not on Lasix, according to the program.

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What are the three big horse races?

The three races in the Triple Crown are the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Facts: A horse must win all three races to achieve the Triple Crown.