Justify emerged from the dense fog as the winner of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 19, 2018.
With Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the irons, the undefeated 2-5 favourite battled it out nose-to-nose with Kentucky Derby runner up, Good Magic. In a nail-biting finish, Justify surged forward to take the race, leaving Good Magic trailing in fourth, and beating Bravazo by a half-length. Tenfold finished in third by a neck.
Justify is now in line to claim the Triple Crown, last won by American Pharoah in 2015. The two superstars share a trainer in Bob Baffert, who helped end the 37-year-Triple Crown drought with American Pharoah’s win.
The final jewel in the series takes place at the 2018 Belmont Stakes, June 9th at Belmont Park in New York.
Watch the race below: