“This is what makes horse racing great.”

Justify trainer Bob Baffert says his horse is "superior."


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s on to the Belmont Stakes with the Triple Crown on the line race fans.

Justify remained unbeaten with the win in the Preakness Stakes over the weekend; keeping trainer Bob Baffert perfect in the second leg with Kentucky Derby winners at 5-0.

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Now the question is, can Baffert do it again with another super horse?

It was American Pharoah back in 2015.

Justify beat out strong competition in the fog before returning to Churchill Downs with another victory; and he gutted it out down the stretch against Good Magic, who he won’t see in New York.

Hear from Baffert in the video.

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