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Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

Jul. 25, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify's owners said caution over the horse's ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he'd be healthy enough to race by the fall. "What a way to go out: never beaten, won the...

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith returns to New Mexico

Jul. 14, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Mike Smith became the 12th jockey in history and the only one from New Mexico to win the Triple Crown after flying across the finish line atop 3-year-old Justify in June to a roar of cheers at Belmont Park in New York. Smith was born in Roswell but forged his love of horse racing while...