Tiz the Law overtook Tap It to Win coming out of the turn and drew away for a 3 3/4-length triumph in the 152nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, becoming the first state-bred in 138 years to win the American Classic.
War of Will, who finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) following a most eventful journey two weeks ago, rebounded with a victory in Saturday's 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, courtesy of a well-judged, trouble-free trip under jockey Tyler Gaffalione.
Justify became racing's 13th Triple Crown winner on Saturday at Belmont Park, sweeping to a 1 3/4-length victory over Gronkowski to add the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to his triumphs in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify survived a protracted duel with Good Magic and held on to capture the 143rd Preakness Stakes with a half-length victory over late-charging Bravazo Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
Justify took command at the half-mile pole and roared away to a 2 1/2-length victory over Good Magic under the lights at Churchill Downs to win the 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) for 3-year-olds on a soggy Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 157,813, the eighth largest crowd in Derby history.
Flameaway took a major step forward and made it 2-for-2 this year with a wire-to-wire victory in the 2018 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The victory by Flameaway was his first on the Kentucky Derby trail, and he picked up 10 points towards qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.
In his season debut, Avery Island dazzled against four rivals in the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday, giving trainer Kieran McLaughlin and jockey Joe Bravo some excitement on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.