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Both an owner and a jockey of other horses in Saturday's Belmont Stakes questioned whether fellow Bob Baffert entry Restoring Hope was blocking for Justify, which went on to claim the win and the Triple Crown.
Justify, who won the Triple Crown with his victory at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, will race again later this year after the colt takes a well-deserved break from the track.
Justify's Triple Crown victory Saturday was worth an additional $15 million, sources told ESPN, pushing the value of the horse's breeding rights to a record $75 million.
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Just three years removed from the most recent Triple Crown, the 90,000 who showed up to cheer Justify were not turning their noses up at a chance to witness history.
Posted 6/9/18 8:09 PM by
Justify was the key player on a horse racing 'dream team' -- the best trainer of all time (confirmed Saturday) in Bob Baffert, a Hall of Fame jockey in Mike Smith who made all the right moves, and a thoroughbred whose name will rise above them all.
Justify won the 150th Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, and just the second to win it as an undefeated horse.
Call To Mind, a horse bred and owned by Queen Elizabeth II, won the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational by a length.
Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify had "another smooth, good day" on Friday in his final preparation for a Triple Crown bid at the Belmont Stakes.
Justify took his first gallop around Belmont Park on Thursday morning as the colt prepares to make his run at horse racing's Triple Crown.
The big action continues in Brisbane and tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb thinks Japanese import Ambitious will be way too good for the others in the Brisbane Cup.