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Justify Wins Preakness Stakes

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    Justify has won the 143rd Preakness Stakes! This leaves the 2-5 favorite and Hall of Famer jockey, Mike Smith only one leg away from the revered Triple Crown. With the Kentucky Derby and Preakness now in the rear view, the pair only have 3 weeks until they compete at Belmont Park in Long Island. If they pull off the win, they will become only the 13th Triple Crown champions.

    Justify's trainers, Bob Baffort said, “These great horses, they just define themselves when they get in that situation, and today, he just showed not only is he a big, beautiful, gorgeous horse, but he is all racehorse, and that’s what it took to win today.”

    I wonder if we have another American Pharoah story unfolding. That would be pretty amazing to witness so close together. As far as the runner ups, Bravazo took second place, Tenfold took third, and Good Magic came in fourth.

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    Yeah, I kinda thought all bets were off given the weather at Pimilco. But Justify did exactly what most thought he would, even with the terrible track conditions. I can't see another horse beating him at Belmont. Feels like American Pharaoh all over again.

    Though I guess this could be California Chrome, all over again. (he won first 2, just missed Belmont).

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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Yeah, I kinda thought all bets were off given the weather at Pimilco. But Justify did exactly what most thought he would, even with the terrible track conditions. I can't see another horse beating him at Belmont. Feels like American Pharaoh all over again.

    Though I guess this could be California Chrome, all over again. (he won first 2, just missed Belmont).

    Man, time whips by so fast. It feels like Pharaoh was just last month.

    Based off everything you personally have seen so far, do you think Justify will win Belmont?

    Also, I wonder exactly how much it has to do with the jockey. It'd be super interesting to see if Justify would have still won Preakness if it was say, Pharaoh's jockey riding instead of Smith.