Justify arrives for Belmont Stakes, walks shed row

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"Heading into Belmont, our team is thrilled to partner with Wheels Up, America's fastest-growing private aviation company", said Elliott Walden, President and Chief Executive of WinStar Farm, who co-owns Justify with the China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing. Hofburg finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby and did not run in the Preakness.

Baffert, who was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's game, can become only the second trainer to saddle more than one Triple Crown victor after "Sunny" Jim Fitzsimmons, who trained Gallant Fox and Omaha.

The call signals jockeys to climb onto the saddle in the paddock about 10 minutes before post time.

So far, Justify has looked the part of a Triple Crown champion - taking home the Kentucky Derby against a talented field of 19 other horses, and earning a win at the Preakness two weeks later with another dominant run through the slop. The last to win from there was Empire Maker in 2003 when he spoiled Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid. Bravazo came back with a second-place finish in the Preakness. Lukas often observes that both accomplishments are gratifying, but is quick to acknowledge that the hunt for the Triple Crown keeps him motivated year in and year out. Still, the post draw makes each horse's starting position official, and the morning line odds provide a starting point for any bettors preparing their trifectas for Saturday.

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In the 2010 Kentucky Derby, Baffert had the favorite with Lookin At Lucky, who broke from the No. 1 hole.

Showers are expected in Elmont, where the race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds is scheduled to start at 6:37 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

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