On June 9th, 2018, Justify raced into history when he won the 2018 Belmont Stakes. He became the 13th Triple Crown™ winner and the second horse to achieve this while being undefeated. Not only did he win the true “Test of the Champion,” but he performed this in wire-to-wire fashion, making it look so easy, which we all know it is not.
Following the race, trainer, and second time Triple Crown™ winner, Bob Baffert was emotional along with Jockey, Mike Smith, who is now the oldest jockey to become a Triple Crown™ winner, at the age of 52. All of these accomplishments, rolled in to one incredible racing team, made it all the sweeter.
Although Justify never broke too far ahead, he kept pace and controlled his tempo to keep a steady lead. Going around the final turn in to the final stretch, he pulled further ahead. The crowd rose to their feet and began to roar with excitement when they knew there was about to be a new Triple Crown™ winner.
Inside the Belmont Stakes Experience
Guests enjoyed unobstructed views from their third and fourth floor clubhouse seating as they witnessed history in the making at the Belmont Stakes. While they weren’t taking in all the action from the track, the Diamond Room at The North Shore Terrace was buzzing with excitement. Guests participated in a Q&A session with Hall of Fame Jockey, Ron Turcotte and Daily Racing Form National Correspondent Jay Privman and were able to get a photo with them both.
Belmont Experiences guests couldn’t get enough of the food, coming back for seconds and thirds and taking full advantage of the premium open bar. The live entertainment got everyone excited, one guest felt the rhythm so much he got on stage, grabbed the microphone and sang with the band!
All in all, the 150th Belmont Stakes was one for the books, great food, great entertainment and one exciting and historic race.
Secure your spot for the 2019 Belmont Stakes
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