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Smith: Triple Crown ‘Memories Always Will Stay With You’

Mike Smith may not be fined for excessive use of the riding crop, but he could be fined for excessive use of the Sharpie come Saturday. That’s when the Hall of Fame jockey and regular rider of Triple Crown champion Justify will be signing posters depicting the undefeated colt’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and […]

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Justify Triple Crown Poster Giveaway To First 4,000 Paid Admissions Saturday At Santa Anita

Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, who returned to Santa Anita on Sunday, will be the subject of a beautiful Triple Crown poster which will be given away free with paid admission, to the first 4,000 attendees this Saturday, June 23.  Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be available from 10:30 a.m. to […]

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San Carlos, Appearance By Justify Highlight Saturday’s Santa Anita Card

Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and Phil D’Amato’s Touching Rainbows, a pair of horses in top form, head a field of eight 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. There is a special early first post time of 12 noon PDT on Saturday in order to […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns Home To Santa Anita

The Champ is back!  Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify returned home to Santa Anita early Sundayafternoon, as he stepped off a Bob Hubbard Horse Transport van at 2:36 p.m. Justify, who embarked this morning from the Louisville, KY airport at 9:37 a.m. ET and landed following a 3hr. and 30 min. flight at Ontario International Airport at 1:07 […]

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‘Global Celebrity’ Mike Smith To Make Ruidoso Downs Appearance

Triple Crown winning jockey and New Mexico native Mike Smith will make a celebratory appearance at Ruidoso Downs on July 8. “Mike is a global celebrity now and we are honored by his willingness to come to Ruidoso Downs to share his Triple Crown celebration with us,” Ruidoso Downs’ president and general manager Jeff True said. […]

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Caroline Wilson Takes Down First NYRA Belmont Sweepstakes

More than 90,000 people at Belmont Park and millions watching around the world were captivated by Justify as he entered the gate looking to make history in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 9. Justify’s bid to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner […]

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Team Justify To Participate In Fundraiser, Trophy Celebration At Equestricon

Continuing a tradition started at the inaugural Equestricon racing convention, fan festival and trade show, organizers for the event announced Friday that the team behind Justify will celebrate his historic Triple Crown run with attendees at Equestricon. In a press conference today, WinStar farm revealed it will bring trophies from Justify’s Triple Crown campaign to the convention […]

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Santa Anita Announces Early Post Time June 23 To Accommodate Justify Parade

Santa Anita Park has announced it will go with a special early first post time of 12 noon on Saturday, June 23, in order to accommodate an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify, who is scheduled to return to The Great Race Place this Sunday. A winner of the Grade I, […]

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Message Received: St. Julien Heard Smith’s Shoutout After Triple Crown Win

NBC viewers tuning in for Justify’s Triple Crown victory last Saturday were touched to hear jockey Mike Smith dedicate the historic moment to injured rider Marlon St. Julien. The Daily Racing Form‘s Jay Hovdey reports St. Julien did indeed catch the moment live on television. St. Julien told Hovdey he was just drifting off to sleep […]

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Justify Headed Back To California Sunday; Ceremony At Santa Anita June 23

Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated time of arrival at approximately 1 p.m. PT. Unraced at age two, Justify, a magnificent physical specimen by the late Scat Daddy out of the Ghostzapper […]

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