Notable Quotes and Comments After 2018 Belmont Stakes

Notable Quotes and Comments After 2018 Belmont Stakes

Justify etched his name into American racing history with a brilliant victory in the Belmont Stakes in NY seeing him become just the 13th horse to claim the Triple Crown. "I was going to bring four (horses) but I didn't want to buck those odds of, like past year".

The win immortalized Justify, as he becomes just the 13th horse to win, as well as Baffert who becomes the second trainer to win two, Triple Crowns!

Despite a deal for his breeding rights worth a reported $75 million, the connections of Triple Crown victor Justify plan to continue racing him through the end of this year, they said Sunday.

Justify established his dominance right from the start this year by winning his first three races by a combined 19 lengths. Of those 35, only 12 have won The Run for the Carnations to complete the feat.

Indeed it did. American Pharoah was a seasoned colt who followed the typical path to his date with destiny.

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It's that time of year again, as horse racing dominates the TV's of people interested in the three, of the most oldest and most prestigious races; the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. He trained American Pharoah in 2015 when the horse won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and Belmont Stakes in NY after a 37-year Triple Crown dry spell for thoroughbred horse racing. The horse helped. Asked if he'd rank Justify as the greatest thoroughbred, Smith laughed.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be chasing history, with Justify's attempt to win the Triple Crown at Belmont. "I mean, they're a good combination and they got the job done. He's so gifted. He's sent from Heaven, I tell you what". After standing quietly while his nine rivals were loaded, Justify blasted out of the gate as if on a spring. The horse ran a great race. But the horses slowed down the back stretch and Baffert liked what he saw on the timer at the half-mile pole. "We just feel really blessed to have his horse".

"He would be the most valuable stallion outside Frankel ever to stand in the world, and we are fortunate to be part of the story", Field said. The staff made special pizzas with Justify and Triple Crown spelled out in pepperoni. The Belmont Stakes are named after August Belmont I, the first president of the American Jockey Club, according to Newsday.

"To me, Abel Tasman and Hopportunity, when they set the stage early, I thought this is going to be good, " Baffert said. "He's just that kind of horse". Back in NY where he dominated in the 1990s, Smith took Justify on a walk past the packed grandstand, soaking in the cheers and giving the crowd a closer look at racing's newest hero. In 2014, a Peter Pan victor, Tonalist, squelched California Chrome's Triple Crown bid. Justify becomes the thirteenth Triple Crown victor and the first since American Pharoah in 2015.