A Garland for Justify

In June, Justify became the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown:

Shortly afterward, Breyer announced that they would be creating a portrait model of Justify:

In-between this, Breyer approached me to create the prototype for his garland, which I happily agreed to!

They wanted a garland that had rows of flowers from all three races. In order to win the Triple Crown, a horse has to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. The winner of each is draped with a garland of flowers: roses for the Derby, black eyed susans for the Preakness, and carnations for the Belmont. So Justify’s garland has all three to represent each race.

Here’s the final version of the prototype. (the roses should be in front, but in my airheadedness I flipped it backwards and didn’t notice til laterΒ πŸ˜…)

And Breyer’s final version:

I was so excited to see how it came together in the end!! Mostly though, I am so, so grateful to Breyer for allowing me to have a small part in the creation of this model. ❀️

8 thoughts on “A Garland for Justify

  1. That’s amazing! When I saw the Justify model my first thought was “Wow, that’s a really cool garland to signify the three Triple Crown races.” How cool that you designed it! Well Done!

  2. WOAH!! THAT’S SO COOL!!! You did an amazing job!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– The flowers are a really cool idea! Love you work!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  3. This is soooo cool! Really well done πŸ™‚ I never knew the story of the different flowers, but I love how you have worked the garland out!

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