Justify jockey Mike Smith becomes oldest to win the Triple Crown

Belmont Stakes 2018: The 6 horses that are the best bets to upset Justify

The 37-year wait for the Triple Crown of horse racing, mercifully ended three years ago when unbelievable American Pharoah crossed the finish line first at the 2015 Belmont Stakes, was at the same time exasperating, demoralizing, and borderline comical. Vino Rosso made a move to get within a length of Justify but never improved. He has won all six races he has run this year.

There were mild bids turning for home. He finished fifth on Frammento three years ago, when Victor Espinoza became the first and only jockey to win the Triple Crown on American Pharoah since 18-year-old Steve Cauthen, The Kid, became the youngest jockey to win a Triple Crown on Affirmed in 1978.

Kenny Troutt is the primary owner of the racehorse, Justify, which is vying to win the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

"Mike Smith is far from the biggest athlete at 5'4" and 114 pounds.

Smith had made a point of saying before the Belmont that he didn't feel like he had done that much to be in the thoroughbred Hall of Fame.

When they put the blanket of carnations on Justify, Smith, who at age 52 became the oldest jockey to win a Triple Crown, grabbed handfuls of petals with both hands and threw them into the air in celebration.

This has been a remarkable year for Justify already. "It can be tough".

His days now are spent staying in shape with a rigorous workout schedule that keeps him in top condition to use his vast experience in handling the best horses in the business. He can handle it.

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Mike Smith, the jockey riding Justify in Saturday night's Belmont Stakes, could have said anything in his first television interview.

Luis Saez-ridden Bravazo almost ran down a fading Justify in the final yards of the Preakness before finishing second, a half-length behind.

"It's such an fantastic horse", said Gunther from Elmont. American Pharoah brought in total prize money of $8.7 million-and after retiring, he has commanded a $200,000 fee for each healthy foal he sired.

Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, captured the Triple Crown with an easy win at the 150th Belmont Stakes.

Now all eyes are on Justify, who might have one major factor in his favor.

Racing on the lead throughout, Winstar, China Horse Club, Starlight and Head of Plains Partners' Justify completed the Belmont's grueling 1 1/2 miles over a fast track in 2:28.18. Baffert is sure about Justify, who looked healthy and that a bruised heel was not an issue in an impressive showing in the mud and fog at the Preakness.

"I wanted to see that horse's name up there", Baffert said. "I was going insane down the stretch". It won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver, trained by Todd Pletcher.

Yet on Saturday, with fans wearing yellow foam crowns instead of Egyptian headdresses, Justify passed the Test of the Champion to earn a crown of his own.

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