After completing his first North American season at stud, Triple Crown winner Justify has arrived at Coolmore's Australian base to stand the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season as a shuttle stallion, reports the Thoroughbred Daily News' Australian and New Zealand wing.
The son of Scat Daddy was joined on his journey from Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., by fellow Grade 1-winning Scat Daddy horse Mendelssohn and fellow Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. They recently arrived at the farm after spending two weeks in quarantine.
“Justify is in immaculate condition,” Coolmore Australia farm manager John Kennedy told TDN AusNZ. “He is one of the best horses ever to travel to Australia, and to have him in the barn alongside fellow U.S. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah here in Jerrys Plains is very exciting for all of us here on the farm.”
“Australian breeders will love him when they see him and the response has already been enormous,” Kennedy continued. “He has great size and strength, good bone and immense quality. He is the exact type of horse that trainers and agents go to the yearling sales to try and buy.”
Justify will stand his inaugural Southern Hemisphere season for a private fee.
Fellow newcomer Mendelssohn will stand for an advertised fee of $17,600 Australian (US$11,914), while American Pharoah will stand his third Australian season for $66,000 (US$44,681).
Read more at TDN Australia New Zealand.
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