Holly M. Smith Video of Justify at Churchill Downs on Monday

Here is a short video that Holly M. Smith, who has become a regular contributor to our site, photographed, choreographed, edited, and completed of the grand Justify and his final tune-up for the Belmont Stakes.

It is a wonderfully done piece and the art work is remarkable. Thanks to Holly, who is one of the most talented young people I have met in a very long time. Extraordinary person. Exemplary work.

Take a look:


He’s an amazing horse and I thought that he went beautiful today,” Asmussen said. “I’m very appreciative of (Track Superintendent) Pedro (Zavala) and (Senior Director of Racing) Jason (Boulet). The racetrack was in just pristine, perfect condition for a work that we felt was this important.”

Hall of Fame Trainer Steve Asmussen, about the grand champ, Gun Runner, following his work on the main track at the Fair Grounds Sunday
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