Kentucky Derby Museum adds 13th Triple Crown banner above its Great Hall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 8, 2018) – The Kentucky Derby Museum raised the newest banner commemorating the Triple Crown win of Justify. The banner features the silks of WinStar Farm, which jockey Mike Smith wore when he won Kentucky Derby 144 aboard Justify. It was added to the silks representing each Triple Crown winner. Justify’s banner makes lucky number 13.
Each banner hangs high over the Museum’s Great Hall, where the 360° film, The Greatest Race is shown every hour at ten minutes after the hour in the Museum.
The last time the Museum hung a banner was in honor American Pharoah in 2015. Before his win, the previous Triple Crown was won in 1978 by Affirmed.
Past Triple Crown winners include Sir Barton, Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Assault, Citation, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, American Pharoah and Justify.