Justify wins Triple Crown with dominant victory at Belmont

Racing officials won’t investigate possible Triple Crown high jinks

In an email to Newsday, Hart wrote: "The best horse won. but Noble Indy got a raw deal in how the race was run". "I'm not. I've had really good luck there".

At 52, Smith became the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.

The chestnut colt burst onto the national scene with a 2½-length victory on a sloppy track in the Derby.

Baffert - who has won more Triple Crown races than anyone - complimented his team for helping the horse, which ran three major, testing races in five weeks.

1875 - The Kentucky Derby is established. The Scat Daddy colt is the latest among the 22 Kentucky Derby (G1) winners and 24 Preakness (G1) winners to graduate from Keeneland sales.

Mike Repole, the Queens native and co-owner of fourth-place Vino Rosso and last-place Noble Indy, was hoping stewards would question the "reckless riding" of Restoring Hope jockey Florent Geroux after he raced out of the gates to run behind and just outside of Justify.

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May 20, 2017 - Cloud Computing, ridden by Javier Castellano, wins the 142nd Preakness.

The Belmont Stakes Day card generated an all-sources handle of $137,954,895 - the second-highest in one day New York Racing Association History behind Belmont Stakes Day in 2014. He wouldn't have gotten the (1½-mile) distance, but he wasn't given the opportunity, either.

According to NY state gaming commission regulations: 'If any horses trained by the same trainer race uncoupled in any race, and one or more of them shall be disqualified for violation of the rules of racing, any other horses entered by that same trainer shall also be disqualified if in the judgment of the stewards such violation prevented any other horse or horses from finishing ahead of the other part of the entry.

China Horse Club International, WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners' undefeated Justify, who sold at Keeneland's 2016 September Yearling Sale for $500,000, became Thoroughbred racing's 13 Triple Crown victor when he scored a front-running victory in Saturday's 150 running of the $1.5 million Belmont Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Belmont Park.

June 10, 2017 - Tapwrit, ridden by Jose Ortiz, wins the 149th Belmont Stakes. There is also, of course, the risk of defeat, which takes away some of the invincibility of a Triple Crown victor. Justify is the first undefeated horse to complete the Triple Crown since 1977.

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