- Race 1: Churchill Downs: Limousine Liberal, 10-1
- Race 2: American Turf Stakes : Maraud, 8-1
- Race 3: Pat Day Mile: Funny Duck, 39-1
- Race 4: Old Forester Turf Classic: Yoshida, 9-1
- Race 5: Kentucky Derby: Justify, 7-2
Obviously, turning less than $20 into a seven-figure fortune in one afternoon is, well, unusual. The track where she placed the bets has actually never seen anything like it.
"It’s extremely rare,” a spokesperson for the park said in an interview. "To bet that little amount of money and win $1.2 million is unheard of. In fact, it’s the first time it’s happened at Retama.”
As for what she plans to spend her new winnings on, Reid said she's going to take a vacation first, then put it to good use elsewhere. "I'll invest some of it, obviously," she said. "I have a young daughter that's going to be going to college in three years, so some of it will go there."
Most of us may have unfortunately missed out on making any wise Derby day bets this year, but at least there's still twelve months to study up on the sport, then throw in a few bucks next time around hoping for the best.