Belmont Stakes

FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, gallops past Bolt d'Oro, left, with jockey Javier Castellano, during the Santa Anita Derby horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Justify won the race, and Bolt d'Oro came in second. The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at Santa Anita that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby. Justify went on to win the Derby and took the Preakness and Belmont stakes to complete the Triple Crown. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine...
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Jockey Joel Rosario, atop Sir Winston (7), right, reacts as after crossing the finish line ahead of Tacitus (10), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)
June 08, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. Sir Winston captured the $1.5 million race Saturday, holding off favored Tacitus...
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Mark Casse, left, War of Will's trainer, shares a laugh with Bill Mott, Tacitus' trainer, as they they joined Todd Pletcher and Dale Romans in a press conference following a draw ceremony for the 2019 Belmont Stakes race, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 04, 2019 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tacitus was made the slight favorite over Preakness winner War of Will in a Belmont Stakes that wraps up a whacky Triple Crown. Tacitus and War of Will got the outside No. 10 and 9 post positions, respectively, on Tuesday in the draw at Citi Field, but those should not be a problem...
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CORRECTS TO MARK CASSE INSTEAD OF GARY BARBER - Jockey Tyler Gaffalione sits aboard War of Will as trainer Mark Casse holds the reins after winning the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 19, 2019 - 12:43 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?"...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Joel Rosario rides Game Winner to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Unbeaten Game Winner is among 362 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Unbeaten Game Winner, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 362 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Other top horses include...
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Justify is led to the stable after winning the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race and Triple Crown, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
June 10, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm said Sunday the multi-owner group that...
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Jockey Mike Smith, reacts after crossing the finish line on Justify to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race and the Triple Crown, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
June 09, 2018 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a reason Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in demand when owners and trainers pick riders for the elite in thoroughbred racing. The 52-year-old Smith just knows what to do aboard a horse. When to move it. When to take back. When to let the colt or filly have its way on the...
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Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 09, 2018 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justify led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 1¾ lengths and become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown champion and second in four years. The chestnut colt is the second undefeated colt to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, improving to 6-0 in a racing career that...
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Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 09, 2018 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Justify has won the Triple Crown. The Preakness and Kentucky Derby winner became thoroughbred racing's 13th Triple Crown with a front-running victory in the Belmont Stakes. American Pharoah ended a 37-year Triple...
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Triple Crown hopeful Justify gallops around the main track during a workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. Justify will attempt to become the 13th Triple Crown winner when he races in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 09, 2018 - 2:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks. Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports. Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when...
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