Glass is ‘hoof’ full for Notre Dame football after Justify’s Triple Crown

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Glass is ‘hoof’ full for Notre Dame football after Justify’s Triple Crown

Crowned racing's 13th victor of the Triple Crown, the undefeated Justify returned to Churchill Downs's Barn 33 on Monday afternoon.

The chestnut colt burst onto the national scene with a 2½-length victory on a sloppy track in the Derby.

Baffert became the second trainer to win the Triple Crown twice. Fitzsimmons did it with Gallant Fox in 1930 and Omaha in 1935. On the other side of the deal was Coolmore, the breeding farm that also oversees American Pharoah's sire activities.

If he follows American Pharoah's lead, he would race in the Travers.

The longest of the three triple crown races at 1.5 miles; often referred to as the "Test of the Champion". "That's his job, to protect the other horse, and it worked for them", Velazquez said. Justify became the first colt in 136 years to win the Derby after not racing as a 2-year-old. "He's so gifted. He's sent from heaven. I just question Geroux's ride".

"Standard procedure has the three stewards closely monitor the race as it is being run and to review the race on digital format in instances where the stewards themselves have concern or when an objection is leveled by jockeys or trainers competing in the event", a spokesman for the New York State Gaming Commission said in a statement released to The Post on Monday. "I can't describe the emotions that's going through my body right now".

Justify ridden by jockey Mike Smith wins the 150th Belmont Stakes
Justify ridden by jockey Mike Smith wins the 150th Belmont Stakes

Sixteen weeks ago, no one knew what to make of Justify - except Hall of Fame horse racing trainer Bob Baffert.

Justify defied the hard post position along the rail, breaking well and taking the lead within seconds.

Restoring Hope, with jockey Florent Geroux up, appeared to run interference for the champion on Saturday while traveling second and forcing would-be challengers to go extremely wide.

The victory over Belmont Park's sweeping 1 ½-mile oval was the sixth straight for Justify, who joined Seattle Slew - also a wire-to-wire Belmont victor in 1977 - as the only undefeated winners of the Triple Crown.

Smith got the big colt into a relaxed rhythm under a moderate pace heading into the backstretch, and he had an easy trip from there. Justify pulled away down the 1,097-yard stretch in front of a grandstand packed with screaming fans with only 24-1 shot Gronkowski picking up the chase down the lane. Hofburg paid $3.70 to show.

Mike Repole, co-owner of horses that finished fourth (Vino Rosso) and last (Noble Indy) in the Belmont Stakes, advanced that idea on Sunday.

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