Two of Kentucky’s favorite past-times came together on Wednesday. The UK Basketball team made a visit to Churchill Downs to meet with the 13th Triple Crown Winner, Justify.
Wildcats Head Coach, John Calipari, wanted his players to take advantage of the moment. "I told them on the bus, you take that individual picture. You’ll be able to look back on that and people are going to say, you were right next to that horse. That’s like American Pharoah, Secretariat. I mean, you could go on and on." Calipari went on to add, "I want them to experience all of this stuff and that’s history. What we’re trying to do we play is make history. The talent, them seeing that this may not happen again for 30, 40 years. It may. It may not."
There were lots of pictures posted of the moment.
— WinStar Farm (@WinStarFarm) June 13, 2018
Hoping a little bit of greatness rubs off on us today. Meeting the 2018 Triple Crown winner, Justify. pic.twitter.com/ovsauedg1N
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 13, 2018