Justify, recently arrived at Winstar to begin his transition to retirement, was shown on a Horse Country tour there the morning of August 16, brought in from his paddock as rain swept across central Kentucky, streaking his chestnut coat.  Still learning to stand to be shown, he is behind a barrier of ornamental horse head posts linked by chains, and each tour attendee was given the opportunity to have photos taken with him.

Seeing him for the first time in retirement, it was still as astounding as ever to take in his muscular physique, seeming to be indicative of a horse much older than he is. After about 15 or 20 minutes, he was led back out to his paddock with a pat on the neck. He seems to be adjusting well (though the standing to be shown is still a work in progress), taking all in stride, just as he did on the Triple Crown trail.

The tour then went through the barn to see the other stallions in residence.

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