3 years ago, American Pharoah did it. And now Justify becomes the 13th thoroughbred in 100 years to win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, to become the Triple Crown Champion in horse racing.
That was a tense race to watch. Justify had the lead from the very beginning and NEVER lost it. It seemed like a few times he miight lose it. But it was never really that close.
I'll add a video of the race once NBC uploads it on Youtube.
It's one of the rarest feats on all of sports. Was really cool to see.
Here's the replay in full:
At first I thought it was pretty insane to see two Triple Crown champions, let alone two so close together. But I guess it's not so rare. It groups together like this every so often. Take a look at the years:
Looks like we're due for another win this coming year or next year. But with that said, it's still super impressive. I wonder how much money Baffert made off just these three races.