The 150th Belmont Stakes could coronate horse racing’s 13th winner of the Triple Crown. Justify is a long mile-and-a-half away from making history, but it won’t be easy. Since 1979, 13 horses have won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, only to come up short in the Belmont.
The slop was on Justify’s side in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. That will not be the case today as meteorologists are calling for cloudy skies at the call to the post. Justify doesn’t have an ideal post position either, starting from the inside No. 1 gate. If Justify can defy the odds and overcome the obstacles to win this race, he’s earned a spot in history.
Coverage from Belmont Park begins at 2:00 on NBCSN. It shifts to NBC at 4:00 ahead of the 6:46 p.m. post time for the Belmont Stakes.
Justify isn’t the only one from Kentucky racing for a title.
Track and Field National Championships
Five Kentucky Wildcats advanced to tonight’s finals at the women’s national championship track meet. UK will be featured in the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn will run the 100m hurdles, Sydney McLaughlin the 400m hurdles and Katy Kunc will run the 3k steeplechase. The Cats also have a pair of jumpers in the finals. Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile will triple jump and Ellen Ekholm will high jump.
The meet will air tonight on ESPN from 6:30-9:00 ET. Tune in to see the Cats make history.
Lynn Bowden’s Mysterious Apology
Saturday morning started in a panic, thanks to this Tweet from Lynn Bowden:
But what is he sorry for? Don’t let the cryptic Tweet make your imagination run wild. All we know is that Bowden previously Tweeted at 5:30 a.m. Let’s chalk it up to sleep deprivation…for now.
UK Football Camps Begin Tonight
Hundreds will gather at Kroger Field this evening for Kentucky’s first football camp of the summer season. A handful of official visitors will take center stage and KSR will be there for all of the action.
Kentucky Sweeps Indiana in All-Star Game
In recent years, the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game has been dominated by the Hoosiers. Last night the kids from the Commonwealth got a pair of wins at Bellarmine University. The Kentucky boys upset Indiana 100-89 after the girls earned a five-point victory, 92-87. Future Kentucky Wildcat Blair Green led the way with 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Kentucky could earn ultimate bragging rights tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Golden State Sweeps
The Warriors brought their brooms to Cleveland. Game four of the Warriors-Cavs Part Four produced few fireworks, as Golden State rolled to a 23-point victory. The anticlimactic conclusion could also end LeBron James’ time as a Cavalier, making this summer’s sweepstakes more entertaining than the last four games of the season.