American Pharaoh, also trained by Baffert, accomplished the feat, ending a 37-year drought.
Margaret Reid played a pick five bet on the Kentucky Derby.
Justify is just as impressive. Trainer Todd Pletcher doesn't like running a horse after just a two-week break, so his four Derby entries - third-place Audible, Magnum Moon, Vino Rosso and Noble Indy - probably will not be shipped to Baltimore for the Preakness, which is capped at 14 horses.
In 2017, a Kentucky Derby gambler collected $75,000 off a $1 bet.
He gunned Justify out of the No. 7 spot in the starting gate - something Baffert said had to happen - and the colt's early speed helped hook leader Promises Fulfilled from the start. "It was a pretty awesome performance". "Right now I'm just thinking about keeping him healthy".
The Preakness field won't have the star power of the Kentucky Derby.
Todd Pletcher, who dislikes running his horses again in two weeks, said Audible (third in the Derby), Magnum Moon, Vino Rosso and Noble Indy would return to his NY base. Thus, he will set up a dramatic finish in the Belmont Stakes.
"I want him back in NY and that gives me time to decide what's next", Brown said. "You run a horse back in two weeks off an effort like this - even if he's not going to run for a while - it doesn't mean it's good for the horse long term". Lukas has won the Preakness six times.
Smith's other Derby victory came in 2005 with Giacomo. Other possibilities are Quip, the Arkansas Derby runner-up, and Diamond King, who would be a local favorite as the victor of the Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel Park. "We saw something really great". He then had to take on a challenge by Bolt D'Oro.