Trainer Bob Baffert watches Justify hold on to win Preakness

Trainer Bob Baffert watches Kentucky Derby winner Justify hold on to win the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2018. It was the seventh Preakness win for Baffert.
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Trainer Bob Baffert watches Kentucky Derby winner Justify hold on to win the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2018. It was the seventh Preakness win for Baffert.

John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.