Justify Captures Triple Crown With Win at Belmont


Published on June 11 2018 6:45 am
Last Updated on June 11 2018 6:45 am
Written by Millie Lange

The owners of Triple Crown winner Justify say the horse will race again this year, but didn’t say where or when.

On Saturday, Justify won the Belmont Stakes to become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, only four years after American Pharoah swept through the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont.

Mike Smith, 52 years old, was the jockey and took Justify to the lead right at the start. And, that's where Justify remained the rest of the way. He captured the first in 2:28.18.

Finishing second was Gronkowski, who came from last place to take second. Hofburg finished third.