Tarnished Triple Crown?

Oh that race again!

Will the 13th Triple Crown go down in history as a tarnished trophy? It’s hard not to wonder in light of the performance by Justify’s stablemate, Restoring Hope. The question is being nursed by one of the owners of Vino Rosso, Mike Repole, who marked the way Restoring Hope was rushed to the head of the pack and then cut in to pin Bravazo on the rail and block him through much of the race.

The controversy surfaced in a scoop by the New York Post. No one seems to be disputing that Justify is a historic steed. Yet many, including us, had a weather eye out for Bravazo, who, in the Preakness, was accelerating on Justify at the end and would have nosed him had he had a few more yards. In the Belmont, he was right up with Justify almost from the moment they burst from the gate.

More here, via NY Sun

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