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Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith’s white silks and knew his horse had been pushed to his limit with 100 yards left to go. It wasn’t easy, but Justify had enough left to hold off several hard-charging challengers and win the Preakness on a sloppy, slippery track Saturday and keep alive the chance for a second Triple Crown champion in four years. After winning the most difficult race of his career, Justify has the chance at the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 9 to accomplish the same rare feat Baffert’s American Pharoah did in 2015.

Justify’s Preakness win raises more questions heading into Belmont

There will be a ton of attention on this year’s Belmont Stakes as Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify will look to capture a Triple Crown. BALTIMORE — He emerged out of the fog, and the crowd at Pimlico roared. From where most of the 134,487 people were watching the 143rd Preakness, it was unclear exactly what had happened.  When Justify vanished into the abyss leaving the first turn, he had been locked in an eye-to-eye duel with Good Magic, the same horse that challenged him at the top of the stretch in the Kentucky Derby. And when Justify finally emerged, it was obvious that nothing had changed, the match race still ongoing. At that moment, it seemed we were going to learn far