Justify became the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown after winning the 150th Belmont Stakes.
Justify, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, joined fellow Baffert trainee American Pharoah as the only horses to accomplish the honor since Affirmed in 1977.
After struggling at times in a win at the Preakness Stakes, Justify led the Belmont from wire to wire and never appeared tired. Justify became only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner.
Baffert’s horses have won 2,848 races during the trainer’s career. Baffert has won five Kentucky Derbies, seven Preaknesses and two Belmonts. His estimated career earnings come in at over $276 million.
Here’s the complete list of Triple Crown winners:
2018 – Justify
2015 – American Pharoah
1978 – Affirmed
1977 – Seattle Slew
1973 – Secretariat
1948 – Citation
1946 – Assault
1943 – Count Fleet
1941 – Whirlaway
1937 – War Admiral
1935 – Omaha
1930 – Gallant Fox
1919 – Sir Barton
Pharoah joined an exclusive club in 2015 as he galloped to the first Triple Crown in 37 years.
The six-year-old American Pharoah won nine of his 11 career races and has retired from competition.
As of 2016, American Pharoah’s stud fee was reportedly listed at $200,000.