Triple Crown

Justify Headed Back To California Sunday; Ceremony At Santa Anita June 23

Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated time of arrival at approximately 1 p.m. PT. Unraced at age two, Justify, a magnificent physical specimen by the late Scat Daddy out of the Ghostzapper […]

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TCI: Analyzing Justify’s Triple Crown Triumph

In the latest edition of TCI, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham take a look back at the 2018 Triple Crown season, from the early Kentucky Derby preps to Justify’s historic win at Belmont Park. Where does his run through the classics compare with American Pharoah’s in 2015? How did he beat a full field over […]

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Lucky 13: Relive ‘Immortal’ Justify’s Triple Crown Triumph

From America’s Best Racing: Turn up the volume and relive Saturday’s historic sports moment from a packed and raucous Belmont Park. Undefeated Justify completes the Triple Crown sweep in the Belmont Stakes, becoming the sport’s 13th Triple Crown champion and cementing his place among an exclusive and rare group of immortals.   

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Confirmed: Justify To Be Paraded At Churchill Downs Saturday Night

Guests at Churchill Downs will be able to get a glimpse of horse racing’s brightest star Saturday night when undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify is celebrated and paraded between races during an action-packed “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser” nighttime racing program. The first race Saturday is 6 p.m. and the 11-race card will showcase […]

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Justify Returns To Churchill Downs, Could Parade On Stephen Foster Night

Crowned racing’s 13th winner of the Triple Crown, the undefeated Justify returned to Churchill Downs’s Barn 33 on Monday afternoon. The chestnut son of Scat Daddy was greeted by his usual throng of media attention, but remained unfazed in the hands of trainer Bob Baffert’s top assistant Jimmy Barnes. According to drf.com, Justify could follow in […]

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Justify Tops Both NTRA Polls After Triple Crown Triumph

The unbeaten chestnut colt Justify, whose 16-week epic journey from unraced maiden to Triple Crown winner has expanded the conventional thinking as to a Thoroughbred racehorse’s capabilities, was a unanimous choice atop the year’s final NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Trained by Bob Baffert for owners China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Partners, […]

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Belmont Owners ‘Baffled,’ Upset By Jockey Tactics In Race Against Justify

Did the strategies employed by two of the jockeys in the Belmont Stakes make winning the Triple Crown easier on Justify? Owners of the two horses definitely have some questions. Mike Repole, co-owner of Noble Indy and Vino Rosso, told Tom Pedulla writing for the New York Post he wanted stewards to look into Florent […]

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Belmont Notes: Brown Has Travers In Mind For Gronkowski

On the morning following Gronkowski’s runner-up performance in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Chad Brown was thinking about what could have been and what could be ahead for the colt owned by Phoenix Thoroughbred III and named for All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski. “I’m glad our horse gave […]

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Meet The Press: Unbeaten Justify ‘Fantastic’ Morning After Triple Crown Sweep

The morning after his breathtaking victory in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, anointed him racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner, a bright-eyed and bouncing Justify was showing no signs of the dizzying campaign that comprised six victories in just under 16 weeks. “We were watching the […]

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Justify: Racing’s $75-Million Horse?

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell writes that Saturday’s victory in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes pushed the value of Triple Crown winner Justify to an all-time record $75 million. Rovell and the New York Times previously reported after the Preakness that an agreement was in place for the owners of Justify’s breeding rights – […]

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