Justify made racing history Saturday with his victory in the Belmont Stakes, becoming only the 13th Triple Crown champion and the first since American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 2015.
With a win at the Belmont, Justify would be just the 13th Triple Crown winner. We explore some of sports' other toughest feats to accomplish.
Belmont Stakes: Justify is bidding to become the 13th horse to win thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown this weekend.
He galloped to victory in a thick fog and on a sloppy track
After a relatively easy win at the Kentucky Derby, can Nyquist make another Triple Crown run like American Pharoah? Nyquist's camp is feeling good about his Triple Crown potential.
A year after American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown, U.S. thoroughbred racing officials have struggled to build on that excitement or agree on whether the sport needs a commissioner to rein in its disparate players.
American Pharoah's performance in the Belmont Stakes was a feat that will be held in high esteem for generations of horse racing fans. Not only did American Pharoah finally end 37 years of frustration for those who had been rooting for a Triple Crown winner, he did it in a manner that is earning him comparisons to Secretariat, who may very well be the greatest thoroughbred of all time.
After American Pharoah captured the Triple Crown by winning the 2015 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, the horse's jockey, Victor Espinoza, and trainer are putting their winnings to good use.
The tired old chorus never did play Saturday at Belmont Park. Never did the giant old ground produce the habitual old sound of a sellout crowd of 90,000 going loud with anticipation and then going muffled with disappointment.