Triple Crown victor Justify to race again

Postado Junho 13, 2018

Following the Belmont Stakes race, some began to accuse another one of Baffert's horses, Restoring Hope, as assisting Justify and jockey Mike Smith by blocking other horses in the race.

BC-RAC-Justify Returns, 140Justify back at Churchill Downs after winning Triple CrownAP Photo KYTE10, KYTE102, KYTE103Eds: APNewsNow. Racing officials have not yet received confirmation from Baffert, but they remain hopeful that the colt could be paraded in conjunction with the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophy to his connections.

Belmont second-place finisher Gronkowski, owned by Phoenix Thoroughbred III, made his North American debut in the race for owner Phoenix Thoroughbred III. Galloping through fractions of 23.37 seconds for the opening quarter-mile, 48.11 for the half, 1:13.21 for three quarters and 1:38.09 for the mile, Justify entered the far turn without having been asked for run, still two lengths clear of his stablemate and closest rival, with Bravazo hanging on in third. 'He got really rank with him.

"Rank" means that the horse ignored the jockey's attempts to rein in his speed.

"It baffled me", Repole told the Daily Racing Form on Sunday. Owned by WinStar, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and SF Bloodstock, Justify is scheduled to ship Monday to Louisville, where he will stay at Churchill Downs for the next week or so.

"I'd never thought I'd be this close to the most famous race horse in the world", King said.

More than 90,000 fans witnessed history last Saturday with Justify's victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes

'I have no earthly idea what Florent was thinking or what his race strategy was, ' he said in an email to the New York Post. Maybe the horse was completely out of control and Florent had no choice.

Justify's achievement follows 2015 champion American Pharoah, who was also trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. "My horse broke a step slow and Justify was already in front of me".

'Who knows if he would have won the race anyway?

But the New York State Gaming Commission confirmed that there were no plans for its steward, Steve Lewandowski, to discuss it with Geroux. "His only chance was to be up near the lead in the first wave because he's like a one-dimensional horse".

'If said violation is without such effect upon the finish of the race, penalty therefore may be applied against the offender only'.