HORSE RACING | Justify Preparing for Belmont Stakes

06/04/2018 09:01 AM

Justify will be hoping to win the Triple Crown this weekend when he takes part in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday.

Monday morning was Justify’s final breeze at Churchill Downs before the last leg of the Triple Crown.

The three-year colt won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in May.

Trainer Bob Baffert, who trained American Pharoah to the Triple Crown in 2015, talked about Justify on Monday morning at Churchill Downs:

Baffert also talked about jockey Mike Smith, who rode Justify during the first two legs of the Triple Crown:

Smith won the Belmont Stakes as a jockey in 2010 and 2013.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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