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Belmont Stakes 2018: The 6 horses that are the best bets to upset Justify Belmont Stakes live stream: How to watch Justify go for the Triple Crown without a TV
Betsy Taylor | 10 June, 2018, 06:27

Saturday's race will be run 45 years to the day that Secretariat ended a 25-year Triple Crown drought.

If you're on a computer and already have a cable or satellite subscription then the 2018 Belmont Stakes live stream is available here at NBC Sports Live Extra. He managed to hold off Restoring Hope, a longshot (also owned by Baffert) who pulled into second early on and a late push from Brovazo.

Bob Baffert and Mike Smith have teamed up to win a big race at Belmont Park.

Before the Belmont Stakes, the horse's owners, primarily WinStar Farm, China Horse Club & SF Racing, negotiated a deal with Coolmore to sell the horse's breeding rights for $60 million.

Hofburg, the second-favorite behind Justify at 9-2, comes from a pedigree of speed and stamina, a combination that bodes well for his finish at the Test of Champions. In defeating nine foes in the Belmont Stakes, he turned back the largest field to challenge a potential Triple Crown victor, yet another element that allows him to stand alone.

There is no specific monetary bonus that comes along with winning the Triple Crown. It was a far cry from the first two waterlogged Triple Crown races. The Kentucky Derby prize money now totals roughly $2 million, with $1.24 million for the victor.


As the dust settles from Justify's emphatic win in Saturday's 2018 Belmont Stakes, the question will be asked: What's next?

A crowd capped at 90,000 spectators roared its approval as the imposing chestnut colt prevailed for the sixth time in less than four months in a whirlwind campaign that allowed him to join Seattle Slew as the only undefeated Triple Crown winners. Vino Rosso began making his move around the outside, and Gronkowski was steadily picking off horses along the inside rail.

The New Mexico native won 15 Grade 1 races in 2017, including nine with Bob Baffert, the trainer of Justify and now a two-time Triple Crown victor.

"For him to close up that much ground off a really easy pace, it was a remarkable race that he ran".

"I'd like to see John win the race!"

While that was a good thing, neither Baffert nor jockey Mike Smith could afford to let Justify run too quickly, too soon in such a lengthy race.

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