Should Justify win the Belmont and become the 13th horse to successfully sweep the Triple Crown, it will be something to watch. The chestnut colt with a pronounced white blaze won on slop at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness; even on a faster track on a clear day at Belmont, his opponents couldn't outrun him.
With Saturday's victory, Justify improved to 6-0 and joined Seattle Slew as the only horse to claim the Triple Crown with an unbeaten record.
After a 37-year drought in which the feat seemed impossible, Justify became the second horse in four years to achieve it, tutored, like 2015 predecessor American Pharoah, by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
Justify and jockey Mike Smith have drawn gate 1, meaning that it will be an absolute must for the colt to have the same speed he has shown in previous starts, especially during the first quarter-mile.
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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. He has won all six races he has run this year.
It was the first of five mounts Smith has on the 13-race card.
Justify began his career in mid February, capturing a maiden race at Santa Anita before adding an allowance event at that venue a week shy of one month later.
There is no specific monetary bonus that comes along with winning the Triple Crown.
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Play was suspended due to fading light, with Russian Daria Kasatkina leading 7-6 (5) 3-3 against second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki. No. 10 seed Sloane Stephens awaits the victor in the quarterfinals after downing Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-0.
Vino Rosso finished fourth, followed by Tenfold, Bravazo, Free Drop Billy, Restoring Hope, Blended Citizen, and Noble Indy.
"Is he the next American Pharoah?".
Bravazo is "a tough little horse, and I think his pedigree will let him run that far", trainer D. Wayne Lukas said.
Of course, the Haskell was also close to home for Zayat Stables, which campaigned Pharoah, and Baffert has mentioned the race already as a target for his other top 3-year-old, McKinzie. There, colt-starter Toby Richard was clear from the very first day: written in bright orange marker on the dry-erase board were the words: "Goal: To help start the next Triple Crown victor".
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So we'll just deal with it". "We can not think of a better brand than Wheels Up to partner with a horse like Justify". He overcame the "Curse of Apollo" to win the Kentucky Derby in dominant fashion and take home the roses. "We have it.