WASHINGTON — It’s known as the most exciting two minutes in sports.
The 144th Kentucky Derby took place in Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday.
Twenty horses competed in the race and Justify, a chestnut colt, won for the sixth year in a row, the longest run since the 1970s.
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Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, wins the 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest in history, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
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Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old.
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