Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
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‘Justify’ Finishes First in Belmont Stakes

‘Justify’ Finishes First in Belmont Stakes

I just won a Triple Crown, man.

Smith, at 52-years-old, made history in the process by becoming the oldest jockey in history to win the Triple Crown.

Gronkowski finished second in the 1 1/2 mile race.

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The dark bay colt named after the football star was summarily discounted in the June 9 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1). A $15 million boost to $75 million overall would make the colt the most valuable should he sell, eclipsing the $70 million Coolmore once paid for 2000 Kentucky Derby victor Fusaichi Pegasus. From there, he reeled off consecutive Grade I wins in the April 7 Santa Anita Derby, May 5 Kentucky Derby and May 19 Preakness S. Sales History: $500,000 yrl KEESEP '16. The next best choices were 6-1 odds shared by Bravazo and Hofburn.

It takes a great horse to win those two races, but it takes a legendary performer to win the Triple Crown.

He added: "He was showing me the same signs (as American Pharoah), the brilliance, a superior horse".

"He was showing me the same signs (as American Pharoah was in 2015)".

'Who knows if he would have won the race anyway?

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Bob Baffert is 2-for-2 at Belmont Park so far.

Bob Baffert (center) trained both Justify and Restoring Hope.

"What an fantastic experience, my heart was pounding and I had to sit down", said Gunther, who witnessed Justify's historic run at Belmont Park.


"This horse ran a tremendous race, he's so gifted", said Smith, who looked to the sky to celebrate after his ride. The Triple Crown winner's yet unnamed half-brother is a yearling at Glennwood and is the spitting image of his older sibling.

The New York Times noted the term Triple Crown was not universally adopted until War Admiral won in 1937.

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"But we ran into a buzzsaw, an incredible horse, a rare horse and that's the way it went".

No, not the Belmont Stakes.

Great jockey. Great trainer.

He said Justify will likely race in the Traverse and the Breeders' Cup in the months ahead before likely retiring as a stallion at the end of the year. He took a nap during the long 13-race card.

The 52-year-old jockey knows the sprawling track and its sweeping turns well, having been the leading rider in NY from 1991 to '92.m.

American Pharoah was the last horse to win the Triple Crown, capturing horse-racing's storied trifecta in 2015.

Skies are sunny and the temperature is forecast for 73 degrees when the Belmont Stakes is run early Saturday evening.

Still, this was Justify's sixth race since mid-February, and his previous two had come on sloppy tracks, surely taking a toll.

But Gronkowski went off at 24-1 and broke dead last.

Before Justify won, 24/7 Wall St. has reviewed the 12 horses that have won the Triple Crown, according to Kentucky Derby's comprehensive list.

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