John Gunther says 13 is his lucky number.
“Friday the 13th was always my lucky day,” the Langley horse breeder said.
He made the observation a few days after his horse, Justify, became the 13th Triple Crown Winner by racing to victory at the Belmont Stakes on June 9, following back-to-back wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Gunther said seeing the big chestnut colt take the win on June 9 at Belmont Park — in Elmont, New York — was an intensely emotional experience.
His heart started pounding, he recalls, so much that for a few minutes he wondered whether he was having a stroke.
“Everybody was in tears,” he said.
Justify is only the second horse to win…