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Rally held to lure champion horse to Saratoga Springs

July 12, 2018 11:27 PM

As Saratoga Springs plans to roll out the red carpet for Triple Crown champion, Justify, the horse's owner says his racing is on hold.

A big public rally was being held Thursday night in the Spa City where the Chamber of Commerce will unveil its plan to lure the champion horse to town this summer if he's healthy. They'll announce a social media campaign and petition drive to urge Justify's owners and trainers to enter the Travers.

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However, Justify's owner Bob Baffert said he's unsure if Justify will even be able to make the Breeders Cup in November.

Saratoga Springs used a similar strategy to convince Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to come to town in 2015.

To sign the online petition to bring Justify to Saratoga Springs, click here.

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Karen Tararache

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