How to watch Justify go for the Triple Crown without a TV

Tenfold a three-year-old thoroughbred is looking to beat Justify at the Belmont Stakes Saturday running in support of Homes For Our Troops a nonprofit that builds homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans

Tenfold a three-year-old thoroughbred is looking to beat Justify at the Belmont Stakes Saturday running in support of Homes For Our Troops a nonprofit that builds homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans

Smith will be aboard Justify in the colt's bid to become racing's 13th Triple Crown victor.

With Saturday's victory, Justify improved to 6-0 and joined Seattle Slew as the only horse to claim the Triple Crown with an unbeaten record. He stood so quietly in the starting gate that jockey Mike Smith wondered if he'd respond when it sprang open. Baffert is the second trainer to have multiple Triple Crown champions.

"It was by far his hardest race", his jockey Mike Smith said at the time.

Gronkowski finished second, Hofburg third and Vino Rosso fourth, followed by Tenfold, Bravazo, Free Drop Billy, Restoring Hope, Blended Citizen and Noble Indy. So, even if you aren't typically a horse racing fan, you might want to tune in to see if history is made. Both races were run on sloppy tracks.

Racing on the lead throughout, Winstar, China Horse Club, Starlight and Head of Plains Partners' Justify completed the Belmont's grueling 1 1/2 miles over a fast track in 2:28.18. The next year, the classic rivalry of Affirmed and Alydar reached its peak when Affirmed inched ahead by a head to become the last Triple Crown victor until Pharoah arrived. Baffert went into the year thinking McKinzie gave him a better chance and on Friday recalled thinking of Justify, "The backup horse is pretty good, too". "To win six races in such a short amount of time is an unbelievable feat".

In 2015, Baffert, 65, trained American Pharoah, who ran the table in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, ending a Triple Crown drought that lasted 37 years since Affirmed in 1978. He became the first thoroughbred to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year-old since 1882, aka the Chester Arthur administration.

Bob Baffert watches the Brooklyn Invitational, a race his horse Hoppertunity won at Belmont Park on Saturday.

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