Horse Racing

Triple Crown winner Justify to resume training in California

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown champion Justify has returned to his base at Santa Anita accompanied by a police escort and was greeted by trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. (MORE)

Lather Up wins $1 million North America Cup harness race

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ontario (AP) Lather Up won the $1 million North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. (MORE)

Fans cheer Triple Crown winner Justify during parade lap

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing's newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs.

A week after becoming the second Triple Crown champion in four years and 13th overall, the unbeaten chestnut colt received rock star treatment Saturday night. (MORE)

Justify back at Churchill as fans bask in Triple Crown glory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing's newest superstar.

A crowd watched the chestnut colt with a white blaze exit a van after a midday flight from Islip, New York. (MORE)

Owners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again

NEW YORK (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition.

Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm said Sunday the multi-owner group that controls Justify wants to share the horse with the public by racing him. A plan will be formulated once the chestnut colt recovers from a compressed schedule that saw him win six races over 111 days since his debut on Feb. 18. (MORE)

Baffert has winning day, 3 times over, at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Bob Baffert made himself right at home at Belmont Park again.

Not only did Justify give the 65-year-old trainer his second Triple Crown in four years on Saturday, but for the second straight year, Baffert came away with a win in every race he had an entry on the day of the Belmont Stakes. (MORE)

Justifiable! Racing gets 13th Triple Crown with Justify

NEW YORK (AP) Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality.

The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1} lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. (MORE)

Mike Smith, 52, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown

NEW YORK (AP) There's a reason Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in demand when owners and trainers pick riders for the elite in thoroughbred racing.

The 52-year-old Smith just knows what to do aboard a horse. (MORE)

The Latest: Justify captures Triple Crown, wins Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local):

6:55 p.m. (MORE)

Mike Smith guides Justify to Triple Crown, oldest jockey

NEW YORK (AP) The thoroughbred horse racing world belongs to "Big Money Mike" Smith.

The 52-year-old jockey who has been dominating big races in recent years put an exclamation point on his illustrious career Saturday, guiding Justify to the Triple Crown with a victory in the Belmont Stakes. (MORE)

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