Justify wins Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown champion

Bob Baffert trained both Justify and Restoring Hope. Now some owners have accused him of using Restoring Hope to run interference at the Belmont Stakes for Justify

Restoring Hope, with jockey Florent Geroux up, appeared to run interference for the champion on Saturday while traveling second and forcing would-be challengers to go extremely wide. Among those in the crowd was Denise King of Raceland, Kentucky, who took a break from a conference to come to Churchill Downs with a friend and see a bit of history.

Mike Repole, co-owner of horses that finished fourth and last in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, told the New York Post on Sunday he hopes stewards will look into the tactics used by the jockey for the "other" horse trained by Bob Baffert. There is also, of course, the risk of defeat, which takes away some of the invincibility of a Triple Crown victor. In the photo below, you can see Restoring Hope, in pink, coming up strong on the outside of Justify, in red. "If my horse would have broke on top, I would have been on the lead and Justify laying second".

"There's been tremendous buzz", track spokesman Darren Rogers said.

Critics aren't buying the trainer's defense, though.

"It baffled me", Repole told the Daily Racing Form on Sunday.

When a reporter asked Baffert after the race if Restoring Hope served as a "wing man" for Justify, Baffert replied: "He has natural speed".

Gary West, who owns Restoring Hope, also spoke out in fury about how his horse was handled in the race. Superior horse. I mean, he could have won every race on the undercard today. I think they were going pretty fast. Justify is the first undefeated horse to complete the Triple Crown since 1977. "I will never know".

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Justify's achievement follows 2015 champion American Pharoah, who was also trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert.

At some point in the relatively recent past, it was decided that horses can no longer do what Justify has done, and therefore, what Justify has done is incredible. "We didn't belong in the race, anyway, and that is my fault".

Doug Bredar, the agent for Geroux, said he has no comment and Geroux has no comment.

But the New York State Gaming Commission confirmed that there were no plans for its steward, Steve Lewandowski, to discuss it with Geroux.

Wearing a white blanket advertising his status as the sport's 13th Triple Crown victor, Justify walked laps inside the barn before coming outside to greet a slew of cameras.

The victor of the race is given a blanket made of between 300-400 white carnations, the traditional flower of the Belmont Stakes.

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