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Justify Wires Belmont to Become 13th Triple Crown Winner

10 June, 2018, 07:26 | Author: Lora Ball
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Justify led all the way in New York's Belmont Stakes winning by 1 3/4 lengths to gain immortality as horse racings 13th Triple Crown victor.

The only horse to win the Kentucky Derby as a result of a disqualification, Forward Pass's controversial pursuit of the Triple Crown came up just short as he finished in second at the Belmont Stakes by just more than one length.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith rode the thoroughbred to victory, defeating nine other competitors as they crossed the finish line in the 1 1/2-mile race. Then jockey Mike Smith picked him up midway through the sweeping Belmont turn and nobody could catch him.

The old jockey and the champion horse raced in complete harmony together.

"This horse ran a tremendous race, he's so gifted", Smith said.

Gronkowski, named for the National Football League player, finished second, less than two lengths back.

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Justify keeps showing something new each time he races.

The thoroughbred now has won six races in as many tries.

A sore heel a day after that victory raised brief concerns, but two weeks later Justify dug deep at fog-shrouded Pimlico to claim the 1 3/16-mile Preakness.

The big chestnut colt paid only $3.80 to win on a $2 bet. He seemed to have recovered nicely from a hoof bruise after The Derby, but the Belmont's mile and a half can expose even the most bulletproof of horses.

At 52, Smith became the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown. You've got to give him credit. He was standing so still. People never thought it was gonna happen, and look, I come here and I nail it, right?

Justify began his career in mid February, capturing a maiden race at Santa Anita before adding an allowance event at that venue a week shy of one month later.

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Racing fans had waited 37 years for American Pharoah to win the Triple Crown in 2015, and now Justify has become the second horse to do so in the past 40 years. Saturday's race will be run 45 years to the day that Secretariat ended a 25-year Triple Crown drought.

On the first undefeated horse to win the Triple Crown since Seattle Slew.

As for Baffert, it's now two Triple Crowns in four years, cementing his spot among the legends of the sport, matching the two won by the legendary James E. "Sonny Jim" Fitzsimmons, who trained Omaha and Gallant Fox in 1930 and 1935. Though it served Secretariat well, it posed a concern for Baffert, who anxious his muscular colt might get pinned against the rail if he didn't break well. "He's very dedicated to what he's doing and I'm so proud to call him my friend". American Pharoah brought in total prize money of $8.7 million-and after retiring, he has commanded a $200,000 fee for each healthy foal he sired.

Smith told reporters, "I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing us on this afternoon, and blessing us with this unbelievable horse".

The colt's immediate future, we know.

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