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Justify wins Belmont Stakes to become Triple Crown champion

Posted: 5:36 PM, Jun 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-10 00:48:48Z

ELMONT, New York - Justify won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown champion, and second in four years. 

The three-year-old chestnut colt came into Belmont undefeated. He won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness earlier this year.

At one and a half miles, Belmont was the longest distance Justify had raced. 

Bob Baffert became the second trainer to win the Triple Crown twice. He won with American Pharoah in 2015.

Justify's jockey, Mike Smith, is the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown at 52 years old.