Justify gets here in New York for Triple Crown bid

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Julio Cortez/ AP Triple Crown hopeful Justify reaches Belmont Park Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race is on Saturday.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018|1:06 p.m.

New York City– Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has arrived in New york city ahead of this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will attempt to sweep the Triple Crown.

Justify traveled to Belmont Park on Wednesday, taking a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a van ride from an airport on Long Island. He was greeted by a throng of media taping every action as he walked into Barn 1, the same place American Pharoah remained before ending the sport’s 37-year Triple Crown dry spell with a Belmont win in 2015.

There have been 12 Triple Crown winners.

Skies were cloudy as Justify was led out of the barn and sponged down under the careful eye of fitness instructor Bob Baffert.

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