Justify claims Triple Crown with win at Belmont Stakes


(Reuters) – Justify won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday to claim U.S. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, becoming just the second horse to achieve the feat since 1978 and the 13th overall.

Jun 9, 2018; Elmont, NY, USA; Mike Smith aboard Justify wins the 150th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The favored three-year-old chestnut colt was barely pushed as he completed the 1-1/2 mile (12-furlong) course in a wire-to-wire win in overcast but dry conditions at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

The victory marks the second Triple Crown win…



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