Justify made history Saturday at Belmont, becoming the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.
Not only did the thoroughbred win the race, he did so while pacing the pack throughout, pulling away at the final moments to clinch the milestone feat.
“This horse ran a tremendous race,” said jockey Mike Smith said afterward. “He’s so gifted. He’s sent from heaven, it’s just amazing. I can’t describe the emotions going through my body right now.”
“He was showing me the same signs [as American Pharoah],” added trainer Bob Baffert. “He was showing me that brilliance, a superior horse. He could have won every race on the under card today, he’s just that kind of horse.”
Here’s the full field finish for the race.
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