Favorite Justify Finishes First at Kentucky Derby on Wettest Race Day

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(CNN)

KENTUCKY  —   Race favorite Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, finished first in the 144th Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Justify is trained by Bob Baffert, who has four previous Derby wins.

The race was the wettest in the event’s history as more than 2.8 inches of rain fell Saturday.

The next race in the Triple Crown series is May 19 — the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, is June 9 at Belmont Park.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.