Justify chases Triple Crown history in Belmont Stakes

13 Junio, 2018, 15:01 | Author: Thomas Hicks
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He trained American Pharoah in 2015 when the horse won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and Belmont Stakes in NY after a 37-year Triple Crown dry spell for thoroughbred horse racing.

With Justify on the verge of becoming the second Triple Crown victor in three years, Elmont, New York has become the center of the sports world on June 9.

In sweeping the big three races for 3-year-olds, Smith becomes the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.

Turning for home with a date with immortality awaiting him in the winner's circle, Justify bounded home with Gronkowski (Lonhro ) giving belated chase to the wire.

At 6-0, Justify joins the legendary Seattle Slew (1977) as the only two undefeated Triple Crown winners.

Gronkowski finished second in the 1 1/2 mile race. He's got a brilliant mind, and for a powerful racehorse like him who has a mind of his own, he's still just eager to please.

Justify ran the longest race of the series in 2:28.18 and paid $3.60, $3.50 and $2.80.

"It's a privilege to have a horse like this", Baffert said about Justify.

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"I knew on the first turn that it wasn't good because the way the horse was running, he was not relaxed and we still had a mile and a half to go nearly", jockey Stewart Elliott recalled recently. In the Derby and Preakness, Justify overcame speed duels that would have cracked most horses. Justify's wire-to-wire win on Saturday came after he trounced through the mud to win the wettest Kentucky Derby in history, then held on to win the Preakness Stakes in another muddy, wet race.

Justify has won the Belmont Stakes to claim the 13th Triple Crown in the history of horse racing.

After a 37-year drought in which the feat seemed impossible to achieve again, Justify became the second horse in four years to do it, schooled - like his 2015 predecessor, American Pharoah - by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Mara said of Smith.

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell writes that Saturday's victory in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes pushed the value of Triple Crown victor Justify to an all-time record $75 million.

"I just won the Triple Crown, man".

Justify established his dominance right from the start this year by winning his first three races by a combined 19 lengths.

Bravazo (8-1), D. Wayne Lukas' horse, ran tough races in the Derby and Preakness (sixth and second), He's shown he has the toughness and moxie to stay with Justify and should be considered by railbirds on all exotics. Smith faced the pressure of helping Justify take that final step to become the sport's 13th Triple Crown victor. Last year, he won 15 Grade 1 races, the most since he won 20 back in 1994. We thought he was that kind of horse, but he had to prove it, and he did.

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