Justify became the 13th winner of the legendary Triple Crown Saturday evening, taking an early lead and winning by just under two lengths with a time of 2:28.18 for the 1.5-mile Belmont Stakes.
"I wanted to see that horse's name up there [with the other greats], because we know he was brilliant from day one," said his trainer, Bob Baffert. "And I am so happy for [jockey] Mike Smith. There is no one more deserving than him." Baffert also trained the last Triple Crown winner, 2015 champion American Pharaoh.
Justify began racing this spring, and Saturday marked his sixth race. So far, he is undefeated. Watch Justify's win at Belmont below. Bonnie Kristian
Watch it again...and again....and again. Justify wins the Triple Crown!pic.twitter.com/XbycQAeINt
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