While Justify is the heavy favorite heading into the 2018 Belmont Stakes, the undefeated colt had a tight race in the Preakness Stakes and is facing a difficult field again this Saturday on NBC.
Winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes is no guarantee that the Belmont is a lock.
Here are the five most recent horses that won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes but came up short at Belmont Park.
California Chrome (2014): Finished fourth in Belmont
Big Brown (2008): Did not finish Belmont
Smarty Jones (2004): Finished second in Belmont
Funny Cide (2003): Finished third in Belmont
War Emblem (2002): Finished eighth in Belmont
What: 150th Belmont Stakes
When: June 9, 2018
Post time: 6:37 p.m ET
Where to watch: NBC, NBC Sports app