LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Bob Baffert thought Justify would be a turf sprinter when he first saw him at the end of 2017.
Then the trainer worked the horse and took another look.
The Scat Daddy line and size screamed sprinter, but turns out the Kentucky Derby winner is a runner.
Justify did it on his own terms…at his own pace.
The only thing Baffert instructed his jockey Mike Smith before Justify’s first allowance race?
“Don’t win by a lot.”
Hear from Baffert in the video.