Mark Twain famously said, “history does not always repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
In the case of Justify — America’s favorite thoroughbred — truer words could not be spoken. The horse, trained by the famous Bob Baffert, won the Preakness race last weekend in Baltimore, in similar fashion to his breezy win at Churchill Downs two weeks prior, to keep hope alive of becoming just the the 13th horse of all-time to win the prestigious Triple Crown.
Justify became the 36th horse to win both the Derby and Preakness, completing the mile and three-sixteenth race in 1 minute and 55.93 seconds on a day filled with consistent rain, eerily similar to the conditions he faced at the Kentucky Derby.
In 99 complete runnings of the Triple Crown, 12 horses have won all three races: Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978) and American Pharaoh (2015).
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