"But they all ran well, but that's all you can ask for, that your horses do well, but they still have to show up".
Smith, at 52, is the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.
Justify's breeding rights were bought by Coolmore Stud, who paid $75 million and reportedly hopes to breed Justify 250 times in his first year.
Last year, Baffert won four races with Mor Spirit (Metropolitan Handicap), Abel Tasman (Acorn), American Anthem (Woody Stephens) and West Coast (Easy Goer).
He's also just the second trainer ever to win two Triple Crowns, having also won with American Pharoah in 2015. He also took the lead as the victor of the most Triple Crown races. "The thing about him I can not believe [is] the way he walked in the paddock yesterday".
With Justify's victory in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, Baffert now has a record 15 victories in Triple Crown races (five in the Kentucky, seven in the Preakness and three in the Belmont).
"Justify is a super horse".
Justify, who cross the finish 1¾ lengths in front of 24-1 longshot and Keeneland sales graduate Gronkowski, is the 20 Belmont victor produced by Keeneland sales.
Brown also sent out A Raving Beauty (Ger) (Mastercraftsman ) to victory in the GI Just a Game S. on the Belmont undercard and said the 5-year-old European import will be pointed to the July 21 GI Diana S.at Saratoga.
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The Justice Department, which had sued to block the purchase, has the option of appealing the decision. But some outside of government are anxious about what it could mean for competition.
"It's been the longest, quickest journey", a hoarse-sounding Baffert said as light rain fell outside Justify's barn.
Because he raced at 2, though, Seattle Slew is recalled as a relatively slow burn across the racing sky, while Justify has been a red-hot comet.
The prize-winning horse has won six races in 111 days.
Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify's Triple Crown triumph, generated all-sources handle of $137,954,895, the second-highest one-day handle in NYRA history behind Belmont Stakes Day in 2014.
"It baffled me", Repole told the Daily Racing Form.
The Kentucky Derby is run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. "He's become a household name and I'm looking forward to his next race as much as [everyone else]".
June 9, 2018 - Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, wins the 150th Belmont Stakes.
But the New York State Gaming Commission confirmed that there were no plans for its steward, Steve Lewandowski, to discuss it with Geroux.