Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Justify’s Quest For Triple Crown Complete With Win At The Belmont Stakes

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Frederick Owens | 12 June, 2018, 20:32

"It's fantastic", said Baffert, who had Triple Crown near-misses with Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998) and War Emblem (2002). I mean. we're like the coach, but they're the athletes and the jockeys get it done.

Justify is the first horse to win the Crown since American Pharaoh broke a decades-long drought in 2015.

Mike Smith, the jockey riding Justify in Saturday night's Belmont Stakes, could have said anything in his first television interview. The forecast calls for 80 degrees and a 20 percent chance of rain. The crowd has been capped at 90,000. "Capitalist, Russian Revolution and Justify didn't cost $1 million between them in the ring but would be worth up to $200 million after their racing deeds". He followed it up with a half-length win in the slop in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness on May 19.

Less than a month later, Justify became the first Kentucky Derby victor to go unraced as a 2-year-old since Apollo in 1882.

Baffert never wants to discuss his own legacy, but Justify's victory stamped him as perhaps the greatest trainer in the history of his sport. "He ran great, but we didn't win".

"I have no earthly idea what Florent was thinking or what his race strategy was", West said in an email. There were mild bids turning for home.

The horse with the next-best odds in the Belmont Stakes is Hofburg at 15/4.

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Justify has won the Belmont Stakes to claim the 13th Triple Crown in the history of horse racing. He'll have nine horses to contend with. Bravazo finished sixth in the Derby and closed with a rush to take second in the Preakness. Coming off a three-week break is Blended Citizen. The most rested entry is Gronkowski, having last run on March 30 in England.

Gronkowski took second place and Hofburg placed in third.

Smith, who kept looking at the replay of his own performance while fielding questions from the media, admitted that he was anxious about how calm Justify stood in the gate.

A win for Justify would be Bob Baffert's second as a trainer. He's so gifted, " said Smith, who looked to the sky to celebrate after his ride. Baffert had fretted after Justify drew the No. 1 post, a spot he detests for his horses. Slew also was a wire-to-wire Belmont victor. His performance in the 1973 race set a standard that has yet to be matched.

It was not Secretariat by 31 lengths. It was one of the biggest highlights of the race's 150-years. American Pharoah, he'll always be my first love and for this horse to do it, and for Mike Smith - Mike deserves something like this. He joins "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons, who trained Gallant Fox and Omaha in 1930 and 1935, respectively. The 1940s saw Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Assault and Citation achieve racing immortality.

The last time there was a Triple Crown coronation, President Barack Obama was still in office, Princess Charlotte was a month old and the long-suffering Chicago Cubs had not won a World Series since 1908.

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