Justify wins the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (16 images)

Kentucky Derby winner Justify won the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, setting up a chance to sweep the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.
Updated: May 21, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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Justify, with jockey Mike Smith, (R) wins the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes. Photo by Mark Abraham/UPI
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Smith holds up the Woodlawn Vase trophy for winning the Preakness Stakes with trainer Bob Baffert. The victory gives Baffert, who won his seventh Preakness, an odds-on chance to nail down a second Triple Crown if Justify can continue his roll in the 1 1/2-miles Belmont Stakes in New York three weeks after the Preakness. American Pharoah turned that trick for Baffert in 2015. Photo by Mark Abraham/UPI
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Smith, on Justify, gestures to the heavens after winning. Photo by Mark Abraham/UPI
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Justify is walked back to the barns after winning. Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI
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Justify and Smith approach the finish line in the lead. Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI
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Smith aboard Justify (R) is seen with the field of horses heading toward the first turn. For much of the 1 3/16 miles, Justify battled with the Kentucky Derby runner-up, Good Magic. They turned into the stretch with the other six runners slightly indistinct through the inclement weather. But it was the Kentucky Derby winner who ran on as Good Magic faded. Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI
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Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard Forge (R) races to the finish line past Jockey Javier Castellano aboard Pop Keenan (L) to win the third race before the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI
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