Interview With Assistant Trainer Jimmy Barnes Upon Arriving Back To Churchill Downs After Justify Wins Triple Crown At Belmont

(A Wonderful Photo of Justify and Assistant Trainer Jimmy Barnes getting off the van and back “home at Churchill Downs on Monday, June 11 — Photo Taken By The Amazing Holly M. Smith)

Holly Smith was at the track on Monday and caught the interview with Assistant Trainer Jimmy Barnes upon arriving back to Churchill Downs after Justify wins Triple Crown at Belmont. Justify is the second undefeated horse to win the Triple Crown after Seattle Slew in 1977. Justify will most likely stay at Churchill Downs until returning to Santa Anita.

I had a lot of confidence in this horse because of the way he trained. He trained so well, and the race he ran when he was third was as impressive a race as a horse can run. To do what he did and be as compromised as he was and still run third to two good horses, he’s a special horse,” Romans said. “The way he’s been working over this racetrack, he’ll take his racetrack with him. He doesn’t care where he is.

“If a horse runs good here, you keep them here.”

Dale Romans, winning trainer of Promises Fulfilled -- who won the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday at odds of 18-1