The late bloomer won the 150th Belmont Stakes in NY by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, leading all the way to give the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. "We are focused on the Belmont Stakes and his racing career at this time".
Followed that win up with a narrow, half-length victory over Bravazo at the Preakness Stakes in sloppy conditions and thick fog before winning the final jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday. "It's the longest, quickest journey we've ever been on". He has spent more than two decades covering the National Hockey League and just about every sports team in the NY metropolitan area. "It was meant to be".
Because Justify trampled on the Curse of Apollo, which said no horse could win the Kentucky Derby without running as a 2-year-old, he'll be talked about as the flag bearer for a new generation of lightly raced Triple Crown contenders. The most recent horse to win both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and lose at Belmont Park was California Chrome in 2014.
Baffert and Smarty's trainer, John Servis, are good friends, and Servis recently reminded him of the two-pronged attack Smarty took when he was going for the 2004 Triple Crown.
Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who trained Gallant Fox in 1930 and Omaha in 1935 to Triple Crowns, is the other. Baffert won in 2015 with American Pharoah. He won his first three races by a combined 19 lengths, making trainer Bob Baffert a believer.
"He was showing me the same signs (as American Pharoah)", Baffert said of Justify.
But Baffert also called Justify one of the all-time greats.
The way things went this year, don't be surprised to see Smith riding a good one in next year's Triple Crown races.
"Fifty-two years old. Think about that accomplishment, winning a Triple Crown at 52 years old?"
The TV was showing a replay of Justify's wire-to-wire victory Saturday in the 150th Belmont Stakes, a dominating performance that stamped the massive chestnut colt as one of the greatest in thoroughbred history. "Did you see him in the gate?" "He's sent from heaven". The best bet for watching the race is on NBC Sports Live here. I'm so proud to be an American and feel this way, it's very emotional for me.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor is the early 4-5 favorite for Saturday's 11/2-mile Belmont, the longest and most grueling of the three-race series.
In 2015, another horse manned by trainer Bob Baffert rode to glory.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor has been guided to this point by a couple of veterans: trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith.
Restoring Hope, also trained by Baffert, ran interference for the champion while traveling second and deterring any threats by forcing them to go extremely wide.
Smith got the big colt into a relaxed rhythm under a moderate pace heading into the backstretch, and he had an easy trip from there.
Ultimately, Gronkowski flattened out and finished second, 1 3/4 lengths back, but he came in another 1 3/4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Hofburg.
Justify held off a late-charge from Gronkowski, named after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowskim, the the Giants beat in Super Bowl XLVI.
It's likely we'll see more of Rage 2, and hopefully some more of Fallout 76 , but maybe there will be a few surprises in store. Fallout Shelter was surprised released at E3 in 2015 on iOS, and was quickly followed up with an Android version.
Rashford's eighth-minute dribble past Waston was a thing of wonder; its true majesty only revealed by replays. A nice problem to have, says Max Liu, as he discusses the big questions in attack and defence.
A separate statement released by the EPA had Greenwalt praising Pruitt's "visionary leadership and tenacity". Greenwalt is returning to Oklahoma to work as counsel with the state's workers' compensation commission.
Washington and OR now have their own net neutrality laws , and a bill is pending in California's legislature. For instance, both the ISPs and the FCC have claimed that net neutrality has hurt investment.
If anything, it's a testament to Washington's depth Ovechkin didn't need to single-handedly carry the team to the Stanley Cup. He also registered 12 assists, with his 27 points the second-best playoff total behind teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov .
I've even been so honest to say, 'Look, Trump is the last person I thought that would've done this.' But he did. Johnson was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, and appellate courts and the U.S.
The injured service members were medevaced to Djibouti, where US Africa Command (AFRICOM) maintains its Camp Lemonnier base. Somali officials have said civilians have been killed in more than one joint USA military operation with Somali forces.
After racing through the first set, Halep saved three break points in a marathon ninth game of the second which lasted 13 minutes. Like Halep, Stephens is an incredibly talented defensive player, and she kept stretching points Thursday until Keys would err.
Robert De Niro walked onto the stage of the 72nd Tony Awards on Sunday night to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen . Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organizations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters.
Stream every match at Roland Garros live on the FOX+ app and catch up on highlights of any action you've missed. Unfortunately, it took me time to get well, and struggled with a little injury, as well, at the beginning.
5 things we learned from Anthem's E3 2018 presentation
Of course, the biggest reveal was that the Anthem release date is February 22, 2019, on PS4, Xbox One , and PC. Many see it as the successor to BioWare's Mass Effect series, which has been killed off for the time being.
Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is now OFF
Numerous reports have cited Liverpool's attempt of lowering Fekir's transfer fee as the main reason Lyon scrapped the move. There were doubts as to whether the playmaker would pass a medical with the Premier League side due to a knee injury.
Battlefield V will have battle royale
More details are expected to come during Microsoft's Xbox showcase tomorrow, June 10. Blackout, Call of Duty's version, is set to be available at launch.
President Trump Barrels into Tense G-7 Summit
Trump had told Trudeau any retaliation would be a mistake and the prime minister agreed that it was "not something we want to do". Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of the president on foreign policy, also tweeted , "No, Russia should not be added to the G-7".
Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina squad
Lanzini's presence in the squad will be missed but Icardi is more than capable of successfully replacing him. Argentina are in Group D at Russian Federation 2018, beginning their campaign against Iceland on June 16.
Golden Edge: Golden Knights need changes to win Game 4
Tuch and Brayden McNabb both lined shots off the post after Neal, who scored with just under 16 minutes left to make it 4-1. Before you turn off your phone or slam your laptop closed, hear me out. "It's pretty hard to not think about that".
'We Don't Mind Being 6' Macron Says G-7 Doesn't Need US
Mr Macron's comments reflect tensions over trade that threaten to overshadow the two-day summit in Quebec tomorrow and Saturday. On the eve of the G7 Summit, President Donald Trump is sharing his thoughts about trade on his favorite platform, Twitter.