Horse With South Coast Connection Wins Kentucky Derby

May 7, 2018

It wasn't a big bet that paid off at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend, it was a big investment.

They had evacuated earlier this year in the Montecito mudflow disaster, but over the weekend Houghton and Ben Hyatt were celebrating.

Their horse, "Justified," had just won the Kentucky Derby. The family actually had two horses in the races at Churchill Downs; "Audible" came in third.

Now, "Justified" is on to a new challenge: trying to take the Triple Crown.

The Hyatts were featured in evacuation photos earlier this year during the disaster, trudging through the mud with rescuers and their dogs.