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The Kentucky Derby, by the numbers

A horse trains on the track during morning workouts in preparation for the 144th Kentucky Derby .
A horse trains on the track during morning workouts in preparation for the 144th Kentucky Derby. Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The 144th Kentucky Derby is Saturday at Churchill Downs, and CBS Sports reports that Justify is the 7-2 favorite to win it all — $1.24 million, to be exact.

Forbes predicts that upwards of $30 million will be spent on betting in the Churchill pool alone.