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CRAWFORD | Triple Crown winner Justify to take victory lap at Churchill Saturday

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Justify will make his first post-Triple Crown appearance at Churchill Downs on Saturday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Justify will make his first post-Triple Crown appearance at Churchill Downs on Saturday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Triple Crown winner Justify will take a victory lap in front of racing fans at Churchill Downs on Saturday during the track's Stephen Foster race card.

The timing of Justify's appearance during the "Downs After Dark" program, which features five stakes races, has yet to be determined, but trainer Bob Baffert and WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden gave the green light to the appearance. Justify will parade on the track in front of the grandstand, and in the paddock.

The first 5,000 fans will receive a Justify Triple Crown commemorative print. Walden, Baffert, co-owner representative China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners, jockey Mike Smith and breeder John Gunther will be present to receive engraved Kentucky Derby 144 trophies. Fans will be able to take pictures with the trophies from 5 to 7 p.m.

First post for the 11-race card is at 6 p.m.

Admission gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m. General admission is $10, box seats are $25 and reserved dining packages are $73. All ticket options can be purchased online at www.ChurchillDowns.com/Tickets.

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