Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify is scheduled to parade between races during the June 16 night card at Churchill Downs that will feature five graded stakes, including the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap.
The precise timing of Saturday night's parade and schedule of events will be finalized June 13 for the 11-race card that begins at 6 p.m. EDT. WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert gave track officials a green light for the public ceremony. The parade will include a walkover on the main track, a visit to the track's paddock, and the Woodford Reserve winner's circle.
NBCSN will broadcast live action from Churchill Downs Saturday night from 8:30-10. Also, Horse Racing Radio Network will air coverage on 93.9 The Ville in Louisville and Sirius/XM 93 from 8-10.
Justify's connections: owners WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Partners; Baffert; Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith; and breeder John Gunther; will be on hand Saturday to receive their engraved Kentucky Derby 144 trophies. Fans at the track on Saturday will be able to take pictures with the trophies beforehand from 5-7 p.m.
The first 5,000 fans in attendance Saturday will receive a free commemorative print of Justify that celebrates his Triple Crown achievement.