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Belmont Stakes odds: Justify is the favorite

Belmont Stakes odds: Justify is the favorite

The jockey knows the vast track with its sweeping turns like the back of his hand. Yes, it could rain Saturday in NY.

Baffert is seeking a second Triple Crown victory in four years.

A private aviation company has signed on to be the exclusive sponsor of racehorse Justify during its run for the horse racing's Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

"Now he has to just close the deal", trainer Bob Baffert told the large assembled media throng. "It's actually one of my favorite racetracks. What a handsome horse.' He's become a rock star, like Pharoah, so let's see if he can do it". Justify is the latest among the 22 Kentucky Derby (G1) winners and 24 Preakness (G1) winners produced by Keeneland sales. Whether the chestnut colt is the best on Saturday remains to be seen. Justify has run five races since mid-February; the Belmont will be his sixth. We provide our community with the opportunity to share their opinions and vote on topics that matter most to them.

In the 1993 Belmont, Smith was aboard Preakness victor Prairie Bayou. That will be left to Justify. "He bit me when I was walking him around".

Smith began riding in NY in 1989. This horse is strong and willing, and as long as he's strong and willing and able, it's up to him to get the mile-and-a-half.

He's the all-time leader in Breeders' Cup wins among jockeys with 26. On Friday, June 8, fans can enjoy a performance from the acclaimed Billy Joel tribute band Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot at the conclusion of live racing. His mounts have earned more than $300 million in his career. How does it compare to other purses from the past year? In the 1990s, he made a name riding Lure and Holy Bull.

The race can be watched online via NBC Sports. When American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes in 2015, he became the first Triple Crown victor in 37 years. "There's a lot of pressure on them, but Mike's been there so many times", Baffert said. The Belmont Stakes will celebrate its 150th running - this we know.

"He better be, he hasn't been very nice to me and I'm in the 2-hole", said fellow trainer Dale Romans (Free Drop Billy, No. 2, 30-1). Gone are the days when he would hit the backstretch at the crack of dawn to hustle business in the afternoons by exercising horses in the mornings. "I've been blessed to have done really well". I just don't like something about him. He typically rides at 118 pounds, which includes his saddle, boots and padded safety vest.

"Everybody is always joking in my family, (wife) Jill is always saying, 'They should just put you in the one hole and just draw the rest of the race, '" Baffert said. He broke from the No. 1 post in the Preakness.

In 2011 while riding at Del Mar for the summer, Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI. And I really believe it, so much so that I am to the point that - against my better judgment and personal theory that races should always be run before crowning a victor - I refuse to believe there will be any other outcome.

All Spring I was entralled with a horse who had run once or twice in his life, but had shown remarkable talent on the track.

Smith has been fortunate away from the track, too. "And to have Justify running for the Triple Crown makes it even more special". But the personal satisfaction would be undeniable. What do you think? .



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