American thoroughbred racehorse Justify emerged victorious once again at the Preakness. The Bob Baffert-trained racehorse has overcome a muddy and foggy racetrack to outlast several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
The victory also gives his racing trainer, Bob Baffert, his second Triple Crown champion in just four years. The American horse trainer also tied veteran D. Wayne Lukas’ record for the Triple Crown race. He also matched another horse racing record, the legendary horse trainer R.W. Walden, with his seventh Preakness Stakes title.
Additionally, the American trainer also remained undefeated with his lists of Derby winners in the Preakness Stakes, which include American Pharaoh, Silver Charm, Real Quiet, War Emblem, and Justify.
About the racehorse named Justify
Justify is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who became the first racing horse since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year-old. Justify made his first ever start in a maiden special weight race for three-year-old at the iconic Santa Anita Park. Justify’s next big race was on Kentucky Derby, where he won the race without racing as a two-year-old. That victory made Justify the favorite for a big racing event, like the Kentucky Derby.
But it was in the recent 2018 Kentucky Derby that made Justify a huge star in the horse racing world. The huge racing event was held on a rainy day and sloppy racetrack, a brutal racing condition for a racehorse. But that has not stopped Justify from winning the race. The American Thoroughbred made a good run and managed to use his early speed to establish good position.
About trainer Bob Baffert
Baffert is a world-famous American racehorse trainer. He trained racehorse champions like the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh and Justify. Baffert’s trained horses have competed and won two Belmont Stakes, three Dubai World Cups, three Kentucky Oaks, five Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness Stakes, thirteen American Classic Races, fourteen Breeder’s Cup races and the prestigious Pegasus World Cup.
In addition, Baffert has also trained racehorses for numerous owners. These include the Golden Eagle Farm, The Thoroughbred Corporation, Robert and Janice McNair, Mike Pegram and Zayat Stables. Baffert was inducted to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 2009. He also inducted to the Lone Star Park’s Hall of Fame.