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. Here's what you need to know about the prize-winning horse.
The wonderful comet that is Justify proved that, bursting on the scene to win the Kentucky Derby, surviving the fog to win the Preakness, then leading wire-to-wire over the mile-and-a-half on Saturday to become just the sport's 13th Triple Crown champion. Justify looks to win the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, so check out all the highlights from this epic race! It's possible Justify could be paraded at the track like American Pharoah after he won the Triple Crown for Baffert in 2015. Of those 35, only 12 have won The Run for the Carnations to complete the feat.
Baffert - who has won more Triple Crown races than anyone - complimented his team for helping the horse, which ran three major, testing races in five weeks.
Exactly 111 days from his first start on February 18, Justify, a massive colt with early speed that chills competition, a ideal stride that is repeatable, and an obvious will to finish first, bolted to a clear lead at the start of Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Bob Baffert watches Triple Crown hopeful Justify workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. Justify will attempt to become the 13th Triple Crown victor when he races in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday.
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The Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor has been guided to this point by a couple of veterans: trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith couldn't be more confident in Justify as he tries to win one more race against a field of nine horses. "It means so much". He has won all six races he has run this year.
"He's so brilliant. Did you see him in the gate, he's standing so still", Smith said.
Great jockey. Great trainer. Justify's owners neither confirmed nor denied those reports. We do focus on the 3-year-old classics. "In the modern day we don't get in a rush with these horses", Baffert told USA Today days before the Derby. He's just an unbelievable horse. Baffert said he felt confident, not stressed, during the run-up to the race. The reported sale included a $15 million Triple Crown bonus that pushed it to a record $75 million total. I don't think the fast track will hurt him (or for that matter Bravazo, ) but it could give a big boost to some of the others.
One more factor potentially might extend Justify's career into a 4-year-old season. He was also only three-quarters of a length behind Triple Crown contender Justify so keep him in mind when filling out your tri-fectas. Second unbeaten Triple Crown victor, just like the great Seattle Slew in 1977.
For now, Justify will head back to Churchill Downs in Kentucky Monday, then will travel back to trainer Bob Baffert's Southern California ranch June 17.