Justify wins Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown champion

Victory! Jockey Smith celebrated crossing the finish line while on top of Justify after the race

Victory! Jockey Smith celebrated crossing the finish line while on top of Justify after the race

Justify will then leave for California and Baffert's training base Sunday for more rest.

Repole questioned Florent Geroux's ride on Restoring Hope, a stablemate of Belmont victor and 13th Triple Crown champion Justify, who is trained by Baffert for owner Gary West. Victor Espinoza is the oldest, and first Latino jockey, to win the most prestigious accomplishment in horse racing.

With his victory, Justify became the only undefeated Triple Crown victor besides Seattle Slew, who won the Belmont in wire-to-wire fashion in 1977.

Without any complaints from trainers or jockeys, the Belmont Stakes controversy appears to be blowing over.

"He ran a large number of races in a short amount of time with no 2-year-old foundation", said Chad Brown, who trains Gronkowski. "He's sent from heaven".

Baffert fell short the first three times he brought a horse to Belmont with a chance at the Triple Crown - with Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998) and War Emblem (2002). None of American Pharoah's first crop of horses has yet to race. Superior horse. I mean, he could have won every race on the undercard today. He's just an unbelievable horse.

Bob Baffert (center) trained both Justify and Restoring Hope.

Transference Teases Gameplay With Haunting Trailer at E3 2018
As producers of films like A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and Mandy , SpectreVision partners Elijah Wood , Daniel Noah , Josh C. Waller & Lisa Whalen tell character-driven stories that challenge conventions as they tackle emotional and human experiences.

Justify, who cross the finish 1¾ lengths in front of 24-1 longshot and Keeneland sales graduate Gronkowski, is the 20 Belmont victor produced by Keeneland sales.

Last year, Baffert won four races with Mor Spirit (Metropolitan Handicap), Abel Tasman (Acorn), American Anthem (Woody Stephens) and West Coast (Easy Goer).

Repole owns fourth-place finisher Vino Rosso with fellow New Yorker Vinnie Viola. His best finish in any notable race was a third in the Wood Memorial, one of the prep races for the Kentucky Derby.

Justify had a number of visitors to the barn Sunday, including Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who piloted the colt to victory Saturday, members of the China Horse Club and owner Ahmed Zayat, whose Zayat Stables campaigned American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) to become the 12th Triple Crown victor in 2015.

Following the race, Justify was shipped to Churchill Downs, where is expected to arrive Monday morning for the start of a short break before his team decides where to showcase him next. "Now we can take a deep breath and just see how the horse is". "He looked like a bodyguard making sure nobody got close to Justify".

But the New York State Gaming Commission confirmed that there were no plans for its steward, Steve Lewandowski, to discuss it with Geroux.

Recommended News

  • Asst Commandant among 4 BSF men killed in Pak firing

    Asst Commandant among 4 BSF men killed in Pak firing

    The deceased have been identified as Assistant Commandant Jitender Singh, SI Rajneesh, ASI Ramniwas and Constable Hansraj. According to BSF officials, Pakistan Rangers opened fire when a patrol team arrived near the border at around 9.45pm.
    MPs to question leading Brexiteer Arron Banks over Russia links

    MPs to question leading Brexiteer Arron Banks over Russia links

    Mr Banks agreed to give evidence to the committee after previously pulling out as he accused MPs of conducting a "witch hunt". Banks gave three loans to the Leave.EU campaign totaling 6 million pounds ($8 million), according to the commission.
    'F*** Trump!': Robert DeNiro denounces Trump at Tony Awards

    'F*** Trump!': Robert DeNiro denounces Trump at Tony Awards

    In a press conference, Trudeau called USA steel and aluminum tariffs unjust and promised retaliatory tariffs. Actor Robert De Niro drops F-bombs at President Trump during the Tony awards .
  • Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

    Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

    Their position was weakened by the expectation that four U.S. territories at the centre of a voting row will not take part. The US, Mexico and Canada received 134 votes (67 percent) with the Morocco bid earning 65 votes.
    As Massive Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent

    As Massive Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent

    And while there's a chance the hardest-working rover on Mars won't make it through the storm, scientists are still hopeful. From the perspective of NASA's long-lived Opportunity rover on Mars , the sky is almost black in the middle of the day.
    Over 920000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began

    Over 920000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began

    Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said strikes had also hit near a children's hospital, which was forced to shut down. Six Syrian pro-regime fighters and at least three from HTS were killed in the fighting, which continued on Sunday.
  • The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Trailer Unveiled

    The main protagonist, Ellie, stealthily moves about, eliminating enemies until discovered, requiring her to flee. On top of that, enemies appear to be more coordinated now, and Naughty Dog's overhauled engine looks wonderful .
    Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

    Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

    Infrared satellite imagery shows a distinct 15 to 20 mile-wide eye along with impressive bands of rain and thunderstorm clusters. At least some peripheral impacts are possible near the coast from future Bud, even if the center remains offshore.
    Houthi Leader's Brother May Be Dead in Offensive on Yemen's Hodeidah

    Houthi Leader's Brother May Be Dead in Offensive on Yemen's Hodeidah

    The United Nations and other aid groups already had pulled their worldwide staff from Hodeida ahead of the rumoured assault. Saudi Arabia's Western allies, which sell arms to coalition states, have not said publicly if they approve of the assault.
  • Trudeau 's Remarks to Cost Canada 'a Lot of Money'

    Trudeau 's Remarks to Cost Canada 'a Lot of Money'

    Canadians are "polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said. "It was very friendly", Trump said. The Canadian Prime Minister initially said Trump's claims that Canadian steel posed a national security threat were dishonest .
    Love Island's Kendall 'gutted' to be first contestant dumped

    Love Island's Kendall 'gutted' to be first contestant dumped

    The contestant found herself drawn to Adam Collard - a decision which eventually left her booted off the ITV2 reality show. Look, we get it, they're a gorgeous looking bunch of girls, but jaysus ladies, read a newspaper once in a while.
    #SC1: Katie Arrington Vanquishes Mark Sanford

    #SC1: Katie Arrington Vanquishes Mark Sanford

    Bruce Poliquin will attempt to defend his seat against the victor of a three-person Democratic primary featuring state Rep. Katie Arrington (R-Dorchester) defeated Sanford, earning more than 51 percent of the vote to Sanford's 46 percent.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.