Through the Eyes & Lens of Holly M. Smith: Justify Makes Public Appearance at Churchill Downs as Triple Crown Winner

Here is a look at Justify, in his first public appearance at Churchill Downs since winning the Belmont S
takes and becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner and the second undefeated Triple Crown winner, along with the great, late Seattle Slew.

Tonight’s view, through the eyes of our own Holly M. Smith, one of the finest equine photographers of all time:

(The great and newest Triple Crown winner, Justify, at Churchill Downs on Saturday night / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Justify gets to greet some of his fans at Churchill Downs / Photo by Holly  M. Smith)

(The great Justify in black & white / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

This filly is fast. She was doing everything on her own up the backstretch. I just grabbed a hold of her and she moved easily. I’m proud of her race. She tried hard the entire time.”

James Graham, Jockey of Jean Elizabeth
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    Gene McLean began his professional career in 1977 as a sportswriter and columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., and was recognized as one of the state’s best writers, winning the prestigious “Sportswriter of the Year” honor in 1985. Now the President and Publisher of The Pressbox, McLean sets ...

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