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Kiwi at the centre of Triple Crown triumph

  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018
  • Richard Edmunds
The history making 13th Triple Crown winner Justify sporting the famous colours of the China Horse Club

The history making 13th Triple Crown winner Justify sporting the famous colours of the China Horse Club

The gap between American racing’s 12th and 13th Triple Crown winners may have been 36 months instead of 37 years, but Justify’s clean sweep of the 2018 classics nevertheless carried enormous significance around the racing and breeding world. In 2015 Bob Baffert saddled the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner American Pharoah, the first to complete the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. The Hall of Fame trainer repeated that achievement three years later, this tim…
 

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