Justify

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China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, WinStar Farm
Owner
Bob Baffert
Trainer
Mike Smith
Jockey
John D Gunther
Breeder
Scat Daddy
Sire
Stage Magic
Dam
$2,998,000
Lifetime Earnings
5-0-0
Win-Place-Show Stats
Justify

Never racing as a two-year-old, the undefeated Scat Daddy colt is on a mission to become the 13th Triple Crown winner with Bob Baffert and Mike Smith, and will be the one to beat on June 9th.

Notes

June 7 - Triple Crown hopeful Justify 'floats' over track in first visit to Belmont Park

June 4 - Following Justify's work, 'all seems good' ahead of Triple Crown bid

June 3 - Justify, Restoring Hope, Bravazo gallop while Tenfold gets day off

June 3 - Justify trainer Baffert to throw out first pitch at Tuesday’s Mets game

June 1 - Fields coming together for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival stakes

June 1 - Barnes: Justify ‘breathing fire,’ Restoring Hope showing ‘good energy’

May 31 - Justify, Restoring Hope resuming training with jog around the track

May 30 - Justify gets walk day on quiet morning at Churchill for Belmont horses

May 29 - Belmont Stakes Racing Festival 2018 Playlist

May 29 - Baffert at Churchill Downs to see undefeated Triple Crown hopeful Justify breeze a half mile in 46 4/5 seconds ahead of G1 Belmont Stakes; wishes the race were ‘this week’

May 20 - Undefeated Justify on course for Triple Crown bid in June 9 Belmont Stakes

Owner
China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, WinStar Farm
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With 83% in winnings for 2018, this group of owners have accomplished more than the average partnerships for this year. They will attempt to secure the Triple Crown this year with their undefeated Scat Daddy colt, Justify.

Trainer
Bob Baffert
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Bob Baffert comes back to the Belmont Stakes with another Triple Crown hopeful by the name of Justify, this time with Mike Smith in the irons. He will attempt to become the second trainer in history to train two Triple Crown winners.

Jockey
Mike Smith
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Mike Smith was born in Roswell, New Mexico, August 10, 1965. Smith began riding races in New Mexico at age 11. Shortly after launching his licensed career in 1982 at age 16, he won his first race with Forever Man at Santa Fe in New Mexico. Mike Smith will always be remembered as the jockey of Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year. Smith rode the superstar mare in 17 of her 20 races. Zenyatta and Smith were victorious in 16 of those 17 races, with their only loss being a second place finish in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic, Zenyatta's last race. This year, Smith and Songbird have won all seven of their starts, including four Grade 1 stakes, to push Songbird's career record to a perfect 11-for-11 heading into October 2016. Smith has been aboard Songbird for all of her races.

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