Tags: Justify (Race Horse)

In Defense of Justify, Bob Baffert Lets Others Do the Talking for a Change

For nearly 20 years, Bob Baffert has been the face of American thoroughbred racing, a trainer who took one fast horse after another to the Triple Crown races, winning many of them. His white hair has made him distinctive, and his silver tongue has made him memorable. At ease in front of microphones, he has…

Justify Failed a Drug Test Before Winning the Triple Crown

On June 9, 2018, a colt named Justify thundered home to the full-throated cheers of a capacity crowd to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes and claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, one of the most storied achievements in sports. It was the perfect ending to an improbable journey for a talented horse, his…

Simply Perfect: Justify Wins the Triple Crown

“The great ones, they just find another gear,” Justify’s trainer, Bob Baffert, said, adding, “If he was great, he’s going to do it, and that’s what it’s about.” After the race, Smith and Justify went off, around the clubhouse turn, to have a quiet moment. Smith, who had earned the nickname Big Money Mike but…