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Giants could play small part in Triple Crown history

Chris Mara is a part owner of Justify

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Justify during a Belmont Stakes workout.
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When Justify tries to become a Triple Crown winner on Saturday at The Belmont Stakes, the New York Giants will have a small stake in the outcome. That’s because Senior Vice president of Player Personnel Chris Mara is a pat-owner of the horse.

Mara recently told Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he was “cautiously confident” about Justify’s chances.

“This is a great horse with a great trainer, a great jockey. He’s done nothing wrong so far, so it’s hard not to be confident,” Mara said.

As part of the family that has owned the Giants since the 1920s, Chris Mara has been part of sports history before. He hopes to be again. Justify is seeking to become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, and the first since American Pharoah in 2015.

“This horse is such a freak it’s going to go down in sports history,” Mara said. “When you get to be part of sports history like I’ve been lucky enough to be in the past winning four Super Bowls and the history of the Giants I think it’s going to be special.”

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