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Justify's Trainer Hopes For Triple Crown At Belmont Stakes

June 08, 2018 - 11:58 am

ELMONT, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- Can Justify become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes this weekend?

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell was at Belmont Park Friday morning – a day before Justify’s potential date with destiny. The horse breezed around the track Friday like he owned the place.

“He's just moving over the track really well,” said trainer Bob Baffert.

Baffert has done this before. He won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015, after a 37-year drought.

“It can be done. It’s doable. But he still has to do it, and he’s going to have racing luck,” Baffert said, “and you know, if he’s truly that great a horse we think he is, then, you know, he can do it.”

A crowd of 90,000 is expected Saturday.