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00:00:01
>> Undefeated thoroughbred Justify in New York on Friday preparing for this weekend's Belmont Stakes on Long Island, where he and trainer Bob Baffert are chasing the elusive Triple Crown, the most coveted prize in horse racing.>> He looks happy. That's what you want him to look like. So we feel pretty relieved that at least he made this stage of the journey,
00:00:26
>> Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, won the Kentucky Derby in early May and the Preakness Stakes two weeks later, making him a household name by the time he arrived in New York. But he's not just a celebrity with humans.>> Those horses, they felt his presence. And the minute he came off, they were just there, usually they're just eating.
00:00:46
And as he walked by, they all came to the front and they all started jumping up and down, almost like Lebron's in the house.>>
LAUGH]>>
The towering chestnut colt has only run five races in his career and will be tested by some fresher horses in the Belmont Stakes, which has often ended the dreams of many Triple Crown hopefuls.
00:01:06
>> It can be done.>> Baffert's American Pharoah won it in 2015, the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. And a win for Justify on Saturday would make him the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown. And would make hall of famer Baffert, often called the Bill Belichick of horse racing, the second trainer ever to have two Triple Crown horses in his stable.
00:01:28
>> Justify, here we go.>> But Baffert hit a small speed bump this week.>> Justify has drawn the rail.>> His horse pulled the number one post position next to the rail, Baffert's least favorite spot. Rain showers are expected for Saturday, which could make it another sloppy race after a rain soaked Kentucky Derby and a wet and foggy Preakness.
00:01:50
But rain hasn't slowed Justify yet.