Justify led wire-to-wire in yesterday’s Belmont Stakes to stride into the history books as our 13th Triple Crown winner.
Only 12 horses have taken the elusive title of Triple Crown champion: we’ve gathered up all the video we could find of that magical moment of transformation as the field crosses under the wire in the Belmont Stakes.
History will be made on Saturday in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes: but whether Justify will join the illustrious elite who have won the Triple Crown or earn his spot on this particular list remains to be seen.
We’re continuing our look back at the history of the Triple Crown by examining the years — like this one — where a different horse won each leg. Pick up at 1983 here!
With both Cloud Computing and Always Dreaming skipping the Belmont, we’ll have three different winners of the Triple Crown races this year. We take a look back through the Triple Crown’s history for similar stories!
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We’re taking a look at past heartbreaks and triumphs in the history of the Triple Crown’s third jewel — as well as a particularly interesting coincidence in this year’s running.
Exaggerator, second choice at the betting window, pulled off a textbook come-from-behind victory in the Preakness Stakes, conquering the undefeated favorite Nyquist on a sloppy track.
All the links you need, plus one you don’t.
All the links you need…
Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
When: Saturday, May 21, at 6:45 p.m. ET
Purse: $1.5 million
TV: NBC — coverage starts at 5:00 p.m EST
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
The contenders and their odds: Preakness.com
Online betting: If you’re looking to up the ante, a variety of online betting sites are at your service. We recommend Twinspires.com for ease of use – it has all the bells and whistles for experienced bettors, but it’s simple enough for novices to use as well. Brisnet.com is another useful resource. Gamble responsibly.
…and one you don’t.
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