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.

I got a perfect trip,” Ortiz said. “We got a good post and he broke sharp. He was ready today, it was a big performance. Coming in I just wanted to ride my race. Let him settle at first and then let him finish. In preparation for the race, we worked with him to gallop out and finish strong. [The plan was] to relax early and finish strong and it worked out good.”

“I expected him to run a big race but I didn’t think he would gallop out like that,” he added. “I’m so happy to see the way he did it.”

Irad Ortiz, Jr., The winning rider