Sunday, June 10, 2018

Justify Wins Belmont, Takes Triple Crown

Justify led at every call and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, in the process taking thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds,

Gronkowski finished second by 1 3/4 lengths in the ten-horse field, after rallying from last place  midway in the race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

Hofburg finished third, followed  by Vino Rosso.

Justify, a son of Scat Daddy, won the 1 1/2 mile Belmont in 2:28.18  on the track  listed as fast,Mike Smith rode Justify for trainer Bob Baffert.

Justify is unbeaten in six career starts--including this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Those are the first two races in the Triple Crown which has been recognized as a  series since 1919.

Justify is the 13th Triple Crown winner.
--Jim Freer

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