2018 Triple Crown
We'd like to offer our sincere congratulations to Equicizer owner and dear friend, Jockey Mike Smith, who has won the 2018 Triple Crown about the incredibly talented, Justify! Horse racing's Triple Crown is composed of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes and they are only the 13th duo in history to accomplish this feat. Mike has long been an Equicizer supporter and even visited our workshop a few years back. Below are some photos and videos documenting Mike's personal Equicizer history:
In 2006, Mike Smith visited the Equicizer workshop with fellow jockey, Chantal Sutherland. They each put on a pair of silks and went at it in an Equicizer Race Demo!
We have had the pleasure of building Mike many Equicizers over the years but in 2012 we built him a new Equicizer modeled after the champion racehorse, Zenyatta.
In 2016, Mike was filmed warming up in the Jockeys' Room prior to the Breeders' Cup (often referred to as horse racing's "Super Bowl") at Santa Anita Park.
In 2017, Mike Smith let the Ellen Degeneres Show use his Equicizer "Zenyatta" for a taping with world-famous polo player Nachos Figueras.
Jockey's Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland pose with Equicizer creator and maker Frankie Lovato Jr. in his Equicizer workshop in 2006.