CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – In a moment of levity at the end of Friday’s briefing, Gov. Justice was again joined by his canine companion, Babydog.
“The good Lord gave us the ability to smile and to laugh,” Gov. Justice said with a smile. “So I’m going to leave you this weekend with that ability to smile and to laugh. I’m going to leave you with a picture of my little buddy here, little Babydog.
“She’s got for you today her prediction on the Kentucky Derby,” Gov. Justice continued. “And you should pay real close attention, because she thinks she’s got it right on the money.”
Wearing her best fascinator hat, Babydog revealed to all West Virginians her prediction that Essential Quality will win the 2021 Kentucky Derby, followed closely by Highly Motivated.
Through her translator, Jim Justice, Babydog added that she also likes Hot Rod Charlie as a potential long-shot derby winner.
“Babydog is putting a stake in the sand,” Gov. Justice said with a grin.
In February, Babydog famously predicted that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win Super Bowl LV over the Kansas City Chiefs. Not only was her game pick correct, but Babydog also correctly predicted that the Buccaneers would score exactly 31 points in victory.