Favorite Justify wins 2018 Kentucky Derby

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Justify Wins 2018 Kentucky Derby

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Favorite Justify, an unbeaten colt, won the 144th Kentucky Derby in rainy conditions Saturday at Churchill Downs.

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The track was downgraded to sloppy after rain poured on Churchill Downs much of the day. It had been warm and sunny for the week leading up to the race.

Despite the rain more than 157,000 people attended the 144th Kentucky Derby.

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Justify #7, 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, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05:  Justify #7, 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, Kentucky.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Justify #7, 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, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Credit: Michael Reaves

Credit: Michael Reaves

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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