WinStar, which won its first Derby when Super Saver romped in the slop in 2010, owns the majority of the horse. The third race of the treble is June 9 at the Belmont Stakes in NY.
"That's when we knew how special he was", Baffert said. Diamond King, who won the Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel, is also possible for the race. No one in attendance that day could have predicted how long it would take for another 3-year-old to emerge who did not race at age 2 but would still sniff the roses on the first Saturday in May. "If you have LeBron on your team you better win a championship with him". "He's got unbelievable talent and then he's got a mind to go with it".
Good Magic returned $9.20 and $6.60 in second place, while Audible was another head back in third and paid $5.80 to show. He owned a stake in Justify, the victor of the 144th running of the race, and third-place finisher Audible through a Kentucky racing syndicate called Starlight, the American Lawyer reported. "I didn't say anything".
However, the big money in horse racing is in the so-called "exotic" bets.
Baffert's phone rang Sunday with an official invitation to bring Justify to run in the Preakness on May 19 in Baltimore. Almost 3 inches fell on the crowd of 157,813 throughout the day.
"It would take a horse like him to break that curse", said Smith, whose other Derby win came in 2005 aboard 50-1 longshot Giacomo.
This year, Justify was the pari-mutuel favorite who returned $7.60 to win for every $2 wagered. Good Magic was sired by 2007 Preakness victor Curlin, but trainer Chad Brown won't commit to the Preakness just yet.