Super Saver wins Kentucky Derby; Glen Fullerton becomes rich and famous

kentucky-derby-320.jpgSuper Saver came from the middle of the pack to win a muddy Kentucky Derby on Saturday (May 1) -- and made a guy named Glen Fullerton a whole bunch of money.

Fullerton, of Houston, Texas, was the winner of a "Derby DreamBet" sweepstakes sponsored by Churchill Downs Inc. (where the race is run) and CNBC. His name was drawn from more than 67,000 entries to place a $100,000 bet on any of the horses in the field to win. He chose Super Saver.

The horse went off at 7-to-1 odds, and as Super Saver and jockey Calvin Borel crossed the finish line, NBC's cameras captured Fullerton in full-on ecstasy. You'd probably do the same thing if you had just made $900,000.

The win for Super Saver was trainer Todd Pletcher's first in 25 tries at the Kentucky Derby, while Borel won his third Derby in the last four years.

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