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TRIPLE CROWN HOPES

 

After winning the Kentucky Derby & Preakness, undefeated Justify looks to add a third jewel to his crown by winning Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

 

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TRIPLE CROWN HISTORY

  • Only 12 horses have achieved the Triple Crown.
  • One of the most difficult accomplishments in horse racing due to grueling schedule with 3 races in 2 months – ending with Belmont Stakes in NY.
  • Most recently, American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown in 2015 – ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought.
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Horse to Know: Justify

  • Curse Breaker: Won Kentucky Derby without competing as a 2-yr-old, a first in 136 years.
  • Tough guy: Overcame a hoof bruise to win Preakness Stakes.
  • But will he be tired? It’s his 6th race since mid-February.
  • Justify is favored with 4/5 odds.
  • Biggest challengers? Bravado, Vino Rosso, & Hofburg
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Watch Saturday at 4pm ET on NBC. Fun Fact: an equal percentage of men & women tend to watch the Belmont Stakes/Triple Crown, which is pretty rare for a sporting event, according to NBC. Click to see what other two sporting events can boast that viewing ratio.

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