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Justify wins Preakness Stakes, inches closer to Triple Crown

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Posted at 7:53 PM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 23:02:03-04

(KGTV) - Heavy fog and thick mud were no match for Justify at the Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.

The chestnut colt took the lead late in the race for a nailbiting ending and won the 143rd Preakness Stakes.

After winning the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago and the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, Justify now moves on to the Belmont Stakes with the hope of winning the coveted Triple Crown.

The Belmont Stakes take place on June 9. Justify will enter the race aiming to be the sport's 13th Triple Crown winner.

American Pharoah is the most recent Triple Crown winner having won the title in 2015. Saturday was also a victorious day for Bob Baffert, Justify's trainer. He also trained American Pharoah.