8:36 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing’s newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs. A week after becoming the second Triple Crown champion in four years and 13th overall, the unbeaten chestnut colt
7:15 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Rosehill Race 1 No.4 Pedicel (Kerrin McEvoy) – $4.40 After looking the part at the trials, I was super keen on Pedicel at her debut and she did a wonderful job when saluting at Canterbury, where not everything went right for her, as she was out of her
11:15 PM ET Long shot Restoring Hope’s run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes is being questioned by some competitors, who suggest the horse might have been used to block other horses from catching stablemate Justify on his way to the Triple Crown. Bob Baffert trains both Justify and Restoring Hope, which went off at 37-1 and
5:06 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Justify’s Triple Crown victory Saturday was worth an additional $15
10:08 PM ET With his Triple Crown victory Saturday, Justify became the most valuable horse in racing history. Before the Belmont Stakes, the horse’s owners, primarily WinStar Farm, China Horse Club & SF Racing, negotiated a deal with Coolmore to sell the horse’s breeding rights for $60 million. The Triple Crown was worth an additional
9:30 PM ET Elmont, N.Y. — The noise is what I’ll remember most. Other than the horse, of course. There were 13 races at Belmont Park on Saturday, but only one reason why it was a sellout crowd of 90,000 people. Justify was bidding to become just the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.
9:50 PM ET Elmont, N.Y. — An hour after his historic win aboard Justify, jockey Mike Smith sat in front of a crowded room of reporters, describing what it was like for an “old man” of 52 to finally win a Triple Crown. To his right sat trainer Bob Baffert, whose eyes were transfixed on
12:44 AM ET ESPN News Services Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the 150th Belmont Stakes in New York by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, leading all the way to give the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in
10:23 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — A horse bred and owned by Queen Elizabeth II won the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational by a length. Sent off as the 9-5 favorite, Call To Mind ran two miles on a firm turf course in 3:16.78, setting a track record at Belmont Park on Friday.
1:01 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Justify turned in another strong gallop Friday in his final preparation for a Triple Crown bid in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The chestnut colt will be the odds-on favorite Saturday to become the 13th horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. Triple Crown contender
Jun 7, 2018 Associated Press NEW YORK — Triple Crown contender Justify glided over the track in his first trip over the Belmont Park strip on Thursday morning. The strapping chestnut colt is the odds-on favorite to complete the series sweep on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes following victories in the Kentucky Derby
Jun 7, 2018 Mitchell Lamb There is an abundance of racing on offer along the east coast on Saturday. Mitchell Lamb from tab.com.au has run the form and settled on his best bets below. SATURDAY’S BEST Doomben Race 4 No. 1 Ambitious (Craig Williams) – $3.40 Japanese import Ambitious is quietly establishing himself amongst the
Jun 6, 2018 Associated Press NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify arrived in New York on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to sweep the Triple Crown. Justify traveled smoothly to Belmont Park via a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a van ride from an
Jun 6, 2018 With the Triple Crown in sight at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, Justify’s owner, WinStar Farm, has brokered a deal to have the horse exclusively sponsored by private jet company WheelsUp. Terms were not disclosed. The rights include a WheelsUp logo on the horse’s blanket and includes WheelsUp sponsorship of jockey Mike Smith, who