Justify's value skyrockets to $60M with Triple Crown win at Belmont Park

Justify's value skyrockets to $60M with Triple Crown win at Belmont Park

Repole owns fourth-place finisher Vino Rosso with fellow New Yorker Vinnie Viola.

Justify was one of two horses in the Belmont Stakes trained by racing legend Bob Baffert and the other, Restoring Hope, is being accused of blocking for the favourite.

In an interview with Newsday, Repole said: "I watched the replay a bunch of times, the head-on, the aerial view, and I believe in what I said". He has won all six races he has run this year. "His only chance was to be up near the lead".

Owners of the latest Triple Crown victor said Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Geroux's mount broke slowly and was rushed up on the outside toward the lead. Galloping through fractions of 23.37 seconds for the opening quarter-mile, 48.11 for the half, 1:13.21 for three quarters and 1:38.09 for the mile, Justify entered the far turn without having been asked for run, still two lengths clear of his stablemate and closest rival, with Bravazo hanging on in third. "This horse, I'm sure there was millions of people screaming at their TV wanting to see it done".

NBC analyst Randy Moss saw nothing wrong with the tactic.

As much as today's trainers and jockeys seem to enjoy the spotlight, enhancing their brands, they still operate primarily behind the scenes, and more is left unsaid in lieu of quiet understandings and business relationships. "But that's fine, it's perfectly legal".

Steve Lewandowski, the New York Gaming Commission steward, said Sunday that there is no plan to talk to Geroux. I think they were going pretty fast.

"It is a tremendous honor for Keeneland to have sold racing's newest Triple Crown victor, Justify", Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. I tell you, it's just fantastic.

"I didn't want to break, get the horse covered up and then the horse starts getting aggressive behind horses". He finished last of 10 after "brushing the right side of the starting gate", the Equibase chart said. A plan will be formulated once the chestnut colt recovers from a compressed schedule that saw him win six races over 111 days since his debut on February 18. He wouldn't have gotten the (1½-mile) distance, but he wasn't given the opportunity, either.