He has won all six races he has run this year. Fitzsimmons did it with Gallant Fox in 1930 and Omaha in 1935. "He's so gifted he's sent from heaven", Smith said of Justify, who was the 4/5 favourite.
Justify became the greatest USbased racehorse in our era when completing an undefeated Triple Crown run on Saturday. The big muscular Chestnut colt, which earned the rail and the #1 post position after finishing first at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, raced out to the head of the 10 house pack and never conceded the lead throughout the 1 1/2 mile course.
With the exception of I'll Have Another who was scratched 30 hours before the race because of an injury, all of these suffered disappointing losses in the final leg of the Triple Crown races. Can he become the second Triple Crown victor in 3 years, after the previous wait was 37?
Baffert, jockey Mike Smith and Justify's owners will receive engraved trophies for winning the Kentucky Derby during Saturday night's card.
Justify Wins the 13th Triple Crown in Horse Racing History
"He acts like he likes the attention", Smith said.
America only had to wait three years to see another thoroughbred accomplish the same feat.
When fans roared at him in appreciation on the way back to the winner's circle, Smith calmly point to Justify. After Funny Cide finished third in the Belmont, my mother and I were separated from my father and brother, and we got lost trying to find our auto.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor is the early 4-5 favorite for Saturday's 1 ½-mile Belmont, the longest and most grueling of the three-race series.
"... The Belmont, I knew was going to have to be aggressive out of the one hole early, hoping I could put enough distance between me and the rest of them to where I could slow it down in the middle of the race and I was able to do all of that, just kind of dictate the pace as the race unfolded".
Baffert took American Pharoah to Saratoga in August 2015 and the Triple Crown victor was upset by Keen Ice in the Travers.
"He's made a lot of my goals come true but today, he made my dream come true. They let it go too easy".
"I don't see how (Restoring Hope) got in anyone's way", the jockey told CNN Sport's Don Riddell. Vino Rosso, one of the few perceived threats to Justify's quest for glory, commenced his move through the far turn, and for a moment, the tension could have been cut with a razor.
The chestnut colt became the second undefeated horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, improving to 6-0 in a racing career that began on February 18. I'm probably closer to that horse because of his temperament. "They're going to see Justify win the Belmont and win the Triple Crown".
The horse named for a certain tight end competed in Belmont Stakes this weekend, and he wasn't the only wasn't the only Gronk in NY. Once in the stretch, however, Justify continued to roll along, giving no signs of quitting, and Gronkowski had to settle for second, with second choice Hofburg coming on to edge Vino Rosso by a neck for show.
May pleaded with fellow leaders to step back from the brink of a damaging trade war at a session of the summit on Friday night. German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat between Macron and Trump on a sofa, while Trudeau sat to the left of the US president.
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