Justify leads wire to wire at Belmont to win the Triple Crown
Jun 10 2018 by Marjorie Miles
The offspring of two distance horses, Bravazo is well-suited to the Belmont Stakes' 1.5-mile distance. Would Justify fall victim to the fatigue and bad luck that had marked 13 failed Triple Crown bids between 1978 and 2015? He previously won in 2015 with American Pharoah, the colt that ended a 37-year drought. Seattle Slew was also undefeated when he won the Triple Crown in 1977. Restoring Hope will have a new jockey Saturday since Smith will be busy riding Justify.
Getting a strong break and leading from start to finish, Justify, who went off at 4-5, held off Gronkowski, Hofburg and Vino Rossi.
No chance. Between his imposing size and the way his chestnut coat glistens in the sun, Justify is hard to overlook, particularly with his muscular hind legs propelling him forward.
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