Because Justify’s victory came so close on the heels of American Pharoah’s and both horses share the same trainer, it’s easy to see the parallels. But after watching them both ride into history, this much is clear: The feeling will never get old.
When American Pharaoh ended the Triple Crown drought in 2015, Belmont Park quivered as Pharoh crossed the line. Now with Justify in position to win a Triple Crown so shortly after, has the narrative and excitement faded?
Secretariat's run at the 1973 Belmont Stakes is one of the most legendary feats in the history of horse racing. Nearly a half-century later, Chic Anderson’s call is as much a part of the memory as Secretariat’s race.
It can be easy to be think a horse will win the Triple Crown after capturing the Kentucky Derby. Given Justify's breathtaking victory in Louisville on Saturday, racing fans are forgiven for falling for the temptation this time around.