Triple Crown victor Justify

Triple Crown victor Justify

The muscular horse is 1,268 pounds, more than 100 pounds more than American Pharoah, the Baffert-trained horse that won the Triple Crown in 2015, and stands at 16.3 hands high, slightly taller than American Pharoah. A combination of factors can help or hurt a horse, including a poor start, bad racing luck or jockey error.

Justify etched his name into American racing history with a brilliant victory in the Belmont Stakes in NY seeing him become just the 13th horse to claim the Triple Crown. Birdstone, a 36-1 shot, reeled in Smarty Jones, who lost by a length.

"It was exciting to think about what could be down the road with this horse", Brown said.

"But a day like today, to be part of this, is something I will never forget".

Besides the grueling distance, the track itself can be tricky. "He's a remarkable horse to run in all three legs as well as he did". "He was able to go ahead and get a comfortable lead and let him get in that rhythm of his". "Now we can take a deep breath and just see how the horse is".

Abel Tasman won the $750,000 Ogden Phipps - with jockey Mike Smith, who also rode Justify to the big win - and then Hopportunity took the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational.

The 52-year-old Smith just knows what to do aboard a horse.

"We've just got to keep working and working and working and just try to produce more graded stakes winners".

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Justify, the 13th horse ever to win the Triple Crown, is partially owned by a company controlled by the top employees of Jewish investor George Soros. Horse racing's latest superstar will attempt to become the 13th Triple Crown victor in U.S. Thoroughbred racing and he has a great chance to accomplish the feat.

After winning the first two races earlier this year, Justify was the clear favourite to win Saturday's race in Elmont, New York. He's been 5-0 in his brief career, and now he's ready for a chance at a Triple Crown.

Regardless, Baffert said that there's a major difference between his two legendary horses.

Justify isn't American Pharoah.

Baffert joined Fitzsimmons as the only trainers to oversee two Triple Crown winners. A crowd capped at 90,000 is expected at Belmont Park. "He is sent from heaven, I tell you". "Once he enters the building, it'll be like Elvis".

"Congratulations to Justify on becoming Thoroughbred racing's 13th Triple Crown victor and further congratulations to his ownership connections, trainer Bob Baffert, and jockey Mike Smith for their superb management and handling of this extraordinary athlete", stated Alex Waldrop, National Thoroughbred Racing Association President and CEO, in a press release.

Superior: Justify carries the China Horse Club silks to victory in the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown. A true closer, Blended Citizen does his best running in turf and synthetic races but is still an intriguing challenger to Justify thanks to his consistent speed figures and stamina pedigree.

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