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Triple Crown winner Justify to resume training in California

Justify Returns

Triple Crown winner Justify, is led around in front of his barn by assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes following his arrival at Churchill Downs, Monday, June 11, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)


ARCADIA, Calif. -- Triple Crown champion Justify has returned to his base at Santa Anita accompanied by a police escort and was greeted by trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith.

The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont flew from Louisville, Kentucky, to Ontario, California, on Sunday. After landing, four Arcadia Police Department units traveled with the 13th Triple Crown winner to the racetrack.

After winning the Belmont in New York on June 9, Justify returned to Churchill Downs, where he and his human connections were honored on Saturday night.

Justify will resume training this week and be paraded between races this weekend.