Triple Crown

Justify Leads The Way, Enshrined As Second Undefeated Triple Crown Winner

He’s re-writing the history books. First, he won the Kentucky Derby without having raced as a 2-year-old. Then he overcame a speed duel to just hold on in the Preakness Stakes. This Saturday, Justify capped off a terrific card at Belmont Park with a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old […]

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Brown ‘Impressed’ By Equine Gronkowski; Mott Has Hofburg ‘Feeling Good’

Trainer Chad Brown said it’s all systems go for Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Gronkowski one day before the Lonhro colt looks to thwart Justify’s Triple Crown bid in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. “Everything is good. His training is done now,” Brown said. “We’ve asked him to work twice and I thought he worked […]

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In Their Own Words: Turcotte’s Unforgettable Ride Aboard Secretariat

The New York Racing Association concludes a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers, jockeys and horsemen as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Perfect Day For Historic Belmont?

There are many different historical angles through which to view the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park. In this edition of The Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of them. Plus, will Justify’s streak of running on sloppy tracks continue or will the weather cooperate for […]

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‘It’s Up To Him Now’: Justify Adds Ear Plugs, Remains Solid In Friday Gallop

So far, so good. Belmont Stakes favorite Justify has done everything that has been asked of him thus far, including winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Will he be racing’s 13th Triple Crown victor? “This is the best he’s been,” trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com on Friday morning. “It’s up to him now. […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Updated For Justify’s Victory; Free Stick-On Tattoo At Front Desk

Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum and relive the thrill of Justify’ s Kentucky Derby 144 win! The Museum’s signature exhibit, the 360° immersive media experience, The Greatest Race, is now updated with the stretch run of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Watch the mud and rain fly, as jockey Mike Smith guides Justify to his exciting […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Belmont Countdown: Undercard Upsets?

While most of the media attention rests on whether Justify can win the Triple Crown Saturday, there are plenty of handicappers and fans focused on the other races leading up to the Belmont Stakes. That’s because the undercard on Belmont Stakes day has become one of the best betting events of the year, given the […]

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TCI: Will Justify Pull It Off Or Be Compromised In The Belmont?

With the Belmont Stakes and Justify’s bid for a Triple Crown just a day away, the TCI guys share their opinions about who will win the Test of the Champion and who might challenge the favorite. Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham, from above Times Square in New City, bring you their hard takes on Saturday’s final leg […]

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Justify ‘Floats’ In First Trip Over Belmont Surface Thursday

Triple Crown hopeful Justify took his first tour around spacious Belmont Park on Thursday morning with a strong 1 3/8-mile gallop in preparation for Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets. With Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith looking on, […]

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New York Times Takes A Look At One Of The Silent Partners In Justify

When Justify heads to the post for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, one person with a keen interest in the results will probably not be watching from the stands, according to the New York Times. The Times published a detailed look Thursday at George Soros, the billionaire investor behind SF Bloodstock. SF Bloodstock is thought to […]

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