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.

The trainer told me to go to the lead and hold on. When I asked my horse, he just took off again. He was impressive today. He ran the whole race. He broke great and was ready, the trainer was right.”

Irad Ortiz, Jr., winning rider on Promises Fulfilled