The Pressbox Interviews Justify Farrier Curtis Burns

The Pressbox interviews Justify farrier Curtis Burns. Burns, who has developed a metal alternative shoe for horses, worked his magic on Justify after the Kentucky Derby.

He warmed up good, got away from there good. We were going fast and I eased into the three-path going into the first turn and all of a sudden he wanted to go straight. I didn’t make the turn, I had a steering malfunction for whatever reason. I just don’t know, but he was lugging out with me the entire trip and I had both hands on the inside rein, literally, trying to hold him in. I was breaking his momentum and he was fighting me and I was just trying to keep him on track but wasn’t really able to accomplish that. I can’t explain why. He was sound after the race, pulled up good, but he was mad.

Gary Stevens, Rider of Risen Star winner Bravazo, who ran 8th in the Louisiana Derby