"Big Money Mike" had the ride of his life in 2018 and when he secured a crown victory on champion Justify. Justify is the 14th horse in history to win the American Triple Crown and is only the second horse to win the American Triple Crown with an undefeated record, following Seattle Slew. Justify is descended from Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Count Fleet, War Admiral, Omaha, and Gallant Fox, all of whom also won the American Triple Crown. He is also a descendant of English Triple Crown winner Nijinsky. Of the 13 American Triple Crown winners, Justify is the first who did not race as a two-year-old.
This 16x20 photo is signed by jockey Mike Smith, where at 52 became the second oldest jockey to win the triple crown. This image is of Justify crossing the finish line at the Preakness Stakes in Maryland in his quest for the triple crown in 2018. Justify won 143rd Preakness Stakes by holding held off a hard charge from Bravazo and Tenfold! Three weeks later he went on to secure the 14th American Triple Crown at the Belmont Sakes.
Framed and Matted the piece measures 26.5” x 22.5”
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