ARIZONA NEWS

Arizona native brings home second Triple Crown victory in 4 years

Jun 9, 2018, 4:59 PM | Updated: 8:51 pm
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)...
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

PHOENIX — An Arizona native made history Saturday as he took home his second Triple Crown victory in four years.

Trainer Bob Baffert, a Nogales native, competed with Justify, a strapping chestnut colt who completed the series sweep on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York.

Baffert won his first Triple Crown in 2015 with American Pharoah, ending a 37-year drought.

And now, the white-haired trainer saddled a colt to a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.

Justify becomes racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years.

The chestnut colt led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 1¾ lengths on Saturday.

At 52, Mike Smith is the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Musician/saxophonist Boney James performs onstage during An Evening of Jazz at Mable House Barnes A...
KTAR.com

Arizona Jazz Fest set to hit High Street for 3 days in late October

High Street in Phoenix will be jumping to tunes come late October, when the Arizona Jazz Festival touches down for a three-day party. 
23 hours ago
(Unsplash Photo)...
KTAR.com

Chandler police seeking suspect who lured, sexually assaulted child

Police are looking for a suspect after a child was lured away from a bus stop by a man driving a golf cart and sexually assaulted.
23 hours ago
Antonio Raeann (MCSO Mugshot)...
KTAR.com

Glendale woman charged with murder after fatal stabbing of boyfriend

A Glendale woman was arrested on Monday after stabbing her boyfriend multiple times resulting in his death, authorities said.
23 hours ago
(Scottsdale Airport/Facebook Photo)...
SuElen Rivera

Scottsdale Airport to use $5.4M grant to improve capacity issues

Scottsdale Airport will use $5.4 million in federal grant funding to improve its efficiency and capacity, officials announced. 
23 hours ago
The grey 2004 Toyota 4-Runner has a license plate number of "S4A56B." (Peoria Police Department Pho...
KTAR.com

Police seek help finding suspect in carjacking, shooting at Target parking lot in Peoria

Police are seeking a suspect after a man was shot and his vehicle was stolen in a Target parking lot in Peoria on Monday, authorities said.
23 hours ago
Follow @KTAR923...
Sponsored Content by Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
...
Sanderson Ford

Don’t let rising fuel prices stop you from traveling Arizona this summer

There's no better time to get out on the open road and see what the beautiful state of Arizona has to offer. But if the cost of gas is putting a cloud over your summer vacation plans, let Sanderson Ford help with their wide-range selection of electric vehicles.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
Arizona native brings home second Triple Crown victory in 4 years