Triple Crown winner Justify to make special appearance at Santa Anita
June 15, 2018 9:09 AM
by Robert Mann
Santa Anita Park will have a special 12 noon early first post time on Saturday, June 23. The adjustment is needed to provide extra time for an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify.
The Triple Crown winner is set return to his Southern California home base on Sunday after parading at Churchill Downs Saturday night. Hall of Fame Conditioner Bob Baffert and regular rider, Hall of Famer Mike Smith, will reunite with Justify in the winner's circle for the Santa Anita event.
Justify, owned by China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, LLC, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm, is thought to be worth between $75 million and $100 million as a stallion prospect. There’s been no decision where Justify will make his next start. The Haskell at Monmouth Park, the Travers at Saratoga and the Pacific Classic at Del Mar are believed to be under strong consideration.