2018 triple crown

Baffert, Churchill, Maryland Jockey Club React To Story Of Justify’s Positive Scopolamine Test

In the wake of a New York Times story revealing that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby, trainer Bob Baffert and his attorney are pushing back against implications Baffert administered the substance to the colt intentionally. Baffert released the following statement on Thursday: “I unequivocally reject any […]

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New York Times: Justify Tested Positive For Scopolamine After Santa Anita Derby; CHRB Dismissed Case

The New York Times reported Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after his victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in early April 2018. According to documents reviewed by Times writer Joe Drape, the California Horse Racing Board subsequently voted to dismiss the case during a closed-door executive […]

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Never A Time ‘I Felt Like I Was Going To Get Beat’: Connections Reflect On Justify’s Triple Crown

Some legends don’t need long careers to make an indelible mark on their sport. Running backs Jim Brown and Barry Sanders both retired from Hall of Fame careers before turning 31. Injuries forced Mike Bossy, one of the NHL’s best all-time goal scorers, out of the league at a similar age. Sandy Koufax called it […]

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Justify Halter Up For Sale To Benefit Advocates For Abused Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington has received a horse halter from Justify, the thirteenth and most recent winner of the Triple Crown. CASA will auction this horse halter, including a certificate of authenticity from Coolmore America, through their annual fundraising event, Bourbon and the Bayou. Bourbon and the Bayou is one of two […]

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Justify’s Belmont Named NTRA Moment Of The Year Based On Fan Vote

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Justify’s dominant victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner has been voted the 2018 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 2,260 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. The winning moment occurred on June 9, 2018. With Hall of Fame […]

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Paulick Report 7/25 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, Ray Paulick relays the news of undefeated 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify’s retirement and possible sale to Coolmore Stud. The son of Scat Daddy will be paraded at Del Mar on Saturday and then will travel […]

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Santa Anita Announces Early Post Time June 23 To Accommodate Justify Parade

Santa Anita Park has announced it will go with a special early first post time of 12 noon on Saturday, June 23, in order to accommodate an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify, who is scheduled to return to The Great Race Place this Sunday. A winner of the Grade I, […]

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Message Received: St. Julien Heard Smith’s Shoutout After Triple Crown Win

NBC viewers tuning in for Justify’s Triple Crown victory last Saturday were touched to hear jockey Mike Smith dedicate the historic moment to injured rider Marlon St. Julien. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey reports St. Julien did indeed catch the moment live on television. St. Julien told Hovdey he was just drifting off to sleep […]

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