Justify's stablemate Restoring Hope accused of blocking at Belmont Stakes

Justify's stablemate Restoring Hope accused of blocking at Belmont Stakes

"No, Restoring Hope, he has natural speed, and his only chance was to be up near the lead in the first wave because he's like a one-dimensional horse", he said. Neither raced in the Preakness. "That was the best work he had coming into all this".

Justify certified his place in racing immortality when he won 150th Belmont S. (G1), defeating Gronkowski by almost to length to become the 13th victor of the historic Triple Crown. He isn't listed quite at even odds, but that could change by post time and it's hard to see him dropping much further than he is now.

"I have no earthly idea what Florent was thinking or what his race strategy was", he said in an email response to a request for an interview. "He's really intelligent and a smart, smart horse and he knows when to turn it on".

After landing at Louisville International Airport, Justify was loaded onto a van for a three-mile police escort to the backstretch of Churchill Downs.

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There were mild bids turning for home. He said the horse traveled well and will be "just taking it easy" for a few days before this weekend's celebration and return to California. "[Bob] will get Justify right and then we'll make a plan". We're just so proud of him.

Repole said he thought stewards should take a look at the race. He's the first Triple Crown victor to face that many rivals in the 1½-mile Belmont.

Seattle Slew, the only other horse now mentioned in the same breath as Justify, retains the distinction of being the lone 2-year-old champion to go undefeated through the Triple Crown, an achievement of extraordinary scope. American Pharoah was in that invincible category until he lost the Travers Stakes in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., two months after winning the Belmont. Victor Espinoza is the oldest, and first Latino jockey, to win the most prestigious accomplishment in horse racing. Affirmed not only raced, but also won Horse of the Year honors, at age 4. "I made an effort, but I got to the point where I had to give up". But that's the race I have in my mind. All six of his wins have come in 2018, beginning with a maiden victory on February 18th at Santa Anita Park and culminating just shy of 16 weeks later in the Belmont.

Justify's achievement follows 2015 champion American Pharoah, who was also trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. "We didn't belong in the race, anyway, and that is my fault".

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