As our final installment following a thrilling horse racing season, ISM extends our congratulations to Justify, trainer Bob Baffert, and jockey Mike Smith for accomplishing an incredible feat – an undefeated Triple Crown run! Saturday June 9th, 2018, Justify took the lead early on at Belmont Stakes, and held on for a 1 ¾ length win!
Take a look at some of the records that were set by this team over the Crown Races:
Justify – The star colt and 13th Triple Crown Winner
Mike Smith – Skilled veteran jockey
Bob Baffert – Legendary trainer
It’s only been four years since Baffert’s last Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, broke a 37-year streak without a winner. With Justify’s legendary win, Baffert has secured himself as the greatest horse trainer of the 21st century, if not of all time. Time will tell if Justify continues on to have a long racing career, or if he’ll go the route of American Pharoah who raced three more times after the Crown before settling in to the breeding life. Regardless, the name Justify will be recorded in racing history!