Justify’s Value Skyrockets Following Triple Crown Win

Justify made history in Saturday's 150th running of the Belmont Stakes becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner and only the second-ever to do so in undefeated fashion

"Everybody thinks I'm so opposed to Saratoga", he said.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Triple Crown victor Justify has returned to Churchill Downs to rest as the track where the quest began prepares to celebrate the milestone.

Triple Crown victor Justify is ready to start the next portion of his career, becoming the most valuable stud horse in the world.

Not only did Justify give the 65-year-old trainer his second Triple Crown in four years on Saturday, but for the second straight year, Baffert came away with a win in every race he had an entry on the day of the Belmont Stakes. On one side of this deal were two of the horse's owners - WinStar and China Horse Club - along with SF Racing, a group backed by George Soros, the billionaire owner and philanthropist, that sold its ownership share of Justify but still owns some of the horse's breeding rights.

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Baffert has trained more winners in Triple Crown races (15) than anyone - he also trained 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. A plan will be formulated once the chestnut colt recovers from a compressed schedule that saw him win six races over 111 days since his debut on February 18. He said the horse traveled well and will be "just taking it easy" for a few days before this weekend's celebration and his return to California.

"It's awesome", said Baffert, who had Triple Crown near-misses with Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998) and War Emblem (2002). "I'm not. I've had really good luck there". And, let's face it, there's going to be tremendous excitement this year with the Breeders' Cup being at Churchill Downs (Nov. 2-3). He's just an unbelievable horse. We're looking forward to sharing him more. Justify won in 2:28.18, well off the record time of 2:24, run by Secretariat in 1973.

"He ran a large number of races in a short amount of time with no 2-year-old foundation", said Chad Brown, who trains Gronkowski. "We thought he was that kind of horse but they have to prove it". Galloping through fractions of 23.37 seconds for the opening quarter-mile, 48.11 for the half, 1:13.21 for three quarters and 1:38.09 for the mile, Justify entered the far turn without having been asked for run, still two lengths clear of his stablemate and closest rival, with Bravazo hanging on in third. "This horse, I'm sure there was millions of people screaming at their TV wanting to see it done".

Justify's victory silenced the skeptics who believed the colt was due for a loss because of his rushed schedule and close result in the Preakness. "Oh, Mike. Don't empty that tank", Baffert said.

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