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Justify An Early Favorite To Win Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown

2018 Belmont Stakes, featuring Triple Crown winner Justify.

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been taken with a tilt-shift lens) Justify #1, ridden by jockey Mike Smith start with the other horses on his way to winning the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2018 in Elmont, New York. Justify becomes the thirteenth Triple Crown winner and the first since American Pharoah in 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Justify Belmont odds are already out. Just minutes after the horse won the second leg of the Triple Crown, oddsmakers are already putting numbers on how he will fare at Belmont. He'll be a slight favorite.

The Belmont Stakes will be run on June 9. The race takes place at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. With a win, we will see a second Triple Crown winner in just four years.

In 2015, American Pharoah took home the elusive distinction. He was the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

A few books have released Justify Belmont odds.

5Dimes has him as a slight favorite. He is at -120.

Bet365 is providing slightly better payouts for those who want to back a Triple Crown winner. He is +125 over there.

Justify braved some pretty bad conditions to win today's Preakness. Watch the end of the race here:

Like Pharoah, he is trained by Bob Baffert. This will be Baffert's fifth Belmont with a horse racing for the Triple Crown.

American Pharoah also dealt with a gross day at Pimlico. He parlayed that into a win three weeks later at Belmont.

Without a 40 year wait, there will probably be less hype for the Belmont on June 9. However, the chance to see a Triple Crown winner is always thrilling.