Justify Wins the Triple Crown

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Justify won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, claiming the Triple Crown to become only the second champion in 40 years.

Starting from the inside of the track, in what is ordinarily a difficult position, Justify dominated from the stsrt, making him the first horse in decades to win from the rail. His victory makes him the second undefeated Triple Crown champion in history.

Racing at last in good weather conditions, Justify proved what he can do when competing against only horses and not the elements. He pulled ahead early and easily bested the competition by one and 3/4th lengths.

Gronkowski finished second, and Hofburg finished third.

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