Justify's Triple Crown Bid Endangered by This Trio of Horses

Justify's Triple Crown Bid Endangered by This Trio of Horses

Trainer Todd Pletcher also has two horses in the field - 8-1 Vino Rosso and 30-1 Noble Indy.

Hofburg, the second-favorite behind Justify at 9-2, comes from a pedigree of speed and stamina, a combination that bodes well for his finish at the Test of Champions.

But Justify found his own path.

Gronkowski, named for the National Football League player, finished second, having been last for much of the race. He stood so quietly in the starting gate that jockey Mike Smith wondered if he'd respond when it sprang open. "If I trained the way I train him, I'd pass out". He seemed to have recovered nicely from a hoof bruise after The Derby, but the Belmont's mile and a half can expose even the most bulletproof of horses. It shows a horse eating the flowers off a women's hat and the jockey reimbursing her in the winner's circle with Quick Pay.

Legendary racehorse trainer Bob Baffert knows a thing or 2 about winning big races, including that they require some luck. which is why the King was by his side for Justify's epic win! Tanya Gunther was responsible for choosing the chestnut colt's parents. The Kentucky Derby prize money now totals roughly $2 million, with $1.24 million for the victor.

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Baffert, 65, became the second trainer to win two Triple Crowns, joining the late James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons, whose triumphs came in 1930 and '35 with Gallant Fox and Omaha, respectively.

Justify keeps showing something new each time he races. Finally, he was sent across the country to Baffert's stable, making his first start on February 18 of this year. Justify, as with American Pharoah, stabled in Louisville between legs of the Triple Crown and followed a similar training schedule as his predeccesor. The colt has earned over $3.8 million.

"As I say, I've got to give all the credit to my daughter who planned the mating of Justify, and my staff at Glennwood".

"I would like to think so many wrong decisions were made because we weren't hydrated enough and didn't have the food in our body", Smith noted to the Paulick Report. I really believe in that, that they're helping me out, giving me that little "push" that Laffit Pincay used to talk about.

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