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Triple Crown Attempt A Big Win For NYRA

07 June, 2018, 07:29 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Jockey Martin Garcia works Triple Crown hopeful Justify at Churchill Downs in Louisville Ky. Tuesday

Albaugh Family Stables' Grade 1 victor Free Drop Billy will be a decided long shot against Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor Justify in Saturday's 2018 Belmont Stakes, but Romans wouldn't want to be anywhere else. "I just feel most importantly the horse is doing well".

Justify won the Preakness Stakes on May 19 after winning the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

The only other horses with single-digit odds are Preakness runner-up Bravazo and Vino Rosso, both at 8-1.

On June 6, the team behind Triple Crown contender Justify (Elliott Walden, President and Chief Executive of WinStar Farm, co-owners with China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing) announced Wheels Up, the revolutionary member-based private aviation company, as an exclusive sponsor.

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But the rest of the field isn't likely to let the three-year-old star get away easily, and Hofburg, Vino Rosso and Tenfold are just some of those still holding out hope for an upset in Elmont.

To do so, Justify will have to defeat nine horses.

Should Justify pull off the historic bid in the one-and-a-half-mile Belmont, the third and most hard of the Triple Crown legs staged at the venerable race course just outside NY city limits, the colt will set a record for number of rivals defeated with the storied feat on the line. Bravazo and Blended Citizen stand among those challengers.

"I never do like to draw the rail, but my horses seem to live in it", said Bob Baffert, Justify's trainer.

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The only concern is Justify's post position on the rail.

Now he enters the $1.5m race at Belmont Park as America's next great equine sensation, looking to join a famous roll of thoroughbreds to capture the Triple Crown that includes Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978) and American Pharoah (2015).

The Belmont Stakes has always been a graveyard for Triple Crown hopefuls.

Back in 2003, Juddmonte's Empire Maker took home the race, spoiling the Triple Crown aspirations of Funny Cide, who finished in third. Preparing for the longest race of the Triple Crown after running two of the best races of a horse's career is no easy task, but if anyone is up to it, it's Baffert.

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Post time for the 150 Belmont Stakes is scheduled for 5:37 p.m. CDT Saturday.

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