Horse Racing

All hail: Courtly Choice wins Meadowlands Pace

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Courtly Choice rallied to win the $701,830 Meadowlands Pace by 1 1/4 lengths on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. (MORE)

Triple Crown winner Justify dealing with swelling in ankle

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify has been taken out of training while waiting to see if swelling in his left front ankle subsides. (MORE)

Funtastic wins Monmouth's United Nations in 23-1 upset

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Funtastic led all the way in a 23-1 upset Saturday in the $300,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park. (MORE)

Wonder Gadot beats heat to win $1 million Queen's Plate

TORONTO (AP) Wonder Gadot won the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate on Saturday at hot and muggy Woodbine Racetrack.

The 3-year-old filly beat Aheadbyacentury by five lengths, running 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.26 in the first jewel of Canada's Triple Crown. (MORE)

Fans cheer Triple Crown winner Justify during parade lap

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing's newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs.

A week after becoming the second Triple Crown champion in four years and 13th overall, the unbeaten chestnut colt received rock star treatment Saturday night. (MORE)

Justify back at Churchill as fans bask in Triple Crown glory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing's newest superstar.

A crowd watched the chestnut colt with a white blaze exit a van after a midday flight from Islip, New York. (MORE)

The Latest: Justify captures Triple Crown, wins Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local):

6:55 p.m. (MORE)

Justify chases Triple Crown history in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Justify is seeking to become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years when he runs in the Belmont Stakes.

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner is the early 4-5 favorite for Saturday's 1 +-mile Belmont, the longest and most grueling of the three-race series. (MORE)

The Latest: Justify captures Triple Crown, wins Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local):

6:55 p.m. (MORE)

Mike Smith guides Justify to Triple Crown, oldest jockey

NEW YORK (AP) The thoroughbred horse racing world belongs to "Big Money Mike" Smith.

The 52-year-old jockey who has been dominating big races in recent years put an exclamation point on his illustrious career Saturday, guiding Justify to the Triple Crown with a victory in the Belmont Stakes. (MORE)

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