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Sport Bob Baffert compares Justify to LeBron, American Pharoah

23:00  07 may  2018
23:00  07 may  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Why Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert is afraid of black cats

  Why Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert is afraid of black cats Trainer Bob Baffert, who brings Justify to the 2018 Kentucky Derby, believes two encounters with black cats cost him Triple Crown wins.“Black cats,” he said. “They kill me every time. I can just feel it when I see one. The only thing that gets me is black cats.

One-third of the way to a Triple Crown, Justify is the hottest horse in racing right now, and legendary trainer Bob Baffert couldn't be happier. TMZ Sports caught up with Baffert at the airport and chatted him up about this three-year-old phenom. Not surprisingly, he’s smitten, but then he hilariously started

Bob Baffert says the horse who won the Kentucky Derby is a lot like LeBron James! Yes, LEBRON JAMES!!! Justify beat everyone's ass at Churchill Downs this weekend -- racking up another We asked if we could start putting Justify in the same conversation as American Pharoah -- who won

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One-third of the way to a Triple Crown, Justify is the hottest horse in racing right now, and legendary trainer Bob Baffert couldn’t be happier.

TMZ Sports caught up with Baffert at the airport and chatted him up about this three-year-old phenom. Not surprisingly, he’s smitten, but then he hilariously started comparing Justify to current NBA legend LeBron James.

“Oh, he looks like LeBron,” Baffert says … “Big, powerful, athletic face. Very rare. VERY rare. He’s a beast.”

Baffert also said Justify is absolutely in play for the Triple Crown and said the “outstanding horse” is “up there” with American Pharoah.

Given the way Jusify dominated the field in the slop at Churchill Downs, making some lucky folks very rich in the process, it’s hard to argue with Baffert. That said, the pursuit of the Triple Crown has humbled many trainers and their horses. The Preakness is next, and we’ll find out just how good Justify is in a couple weeks time.

John Clay: From out of the fog in the Preakness, we saw another side to Justify .
You couldn't see the horses. Lost in the thick fog that enveloped Pimlico Race Course after yet another day of rain, the eight entries in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes could not be seen by most of the crowd as they made the final turn and headed for home. "It seemed like an eternity," said Elliott Walden, President and CEO of WinStar Farm. "You were just hoping to see Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

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