Connections of first-year Pennsylvania stallion Peace and Justice announced Wednesday that the first person to breed a non-restricted stakes winner by the stallion will become eligible to receive a $250,000 bonus.
Peace and Justice, a three-time winning miler from coast to coast, is the only son of top international sire, and emerging sire of sires, War Front standing in Pennsylvania. David Ingordo purchased him for $425,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale.
“He was a gorgeous yearling,” Ingordo said. “Strong, athletic walk. A really well-balanced War Front colt with a lot of scope. From the first day we put tack on him at Mayberry Farm we always felt he was special.”
On the racetrack, Peace and Justice ran three 95+ Beyer Speed Figures. He captured a Santa Anita allowance contest in dominant fashion by 5 ¼ lengths, and another one-mile contest going wire-to-wire in a swift 1:32.36. Throughout his career, Peace and Justice defeated multiple graded stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Drill.
“I thought he was brilliant (on the racetrack),” trainer John Shirreffs said. “He was very focused and he had a lot of speed. Physically, he is well-balanced and very muscular.”
Out of the winning Smart Strike mare Strike the Sky, Peace and Justice is a half-brother to G2 winner Hudson Steele and the dam of G1-placed dirt runner My Man Sam. He is bred on the same proven Grade 1 cross as Peace and War, winner of the Darley Alcibiades (gr.I) and placed in the Cotillion Stakes (gr.I).
“We are excited about the potential Peace and Justice has to become the next top sire in Pennsylvania,” said Steve Young, owner of A1A Racing, which stands the stallion. “He has all the attributes you could want in a son of War Front. We hope this bonus will help attract the best possible mares, giving him every chance to become a dominant force in this region.”
Peace and Justice stands for $3,500 at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Pennsylvania.
According to the website www.PeaceAndJusticePA.com: A bonus payment of $250,000.00 shall be paid to the official breeder of record with the Jockey Club of the first offspring of PEACE AND JUSTICE to win a non-restricted stake race during the period commencing January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2021. To be eligible for the bonus, the horse must be declared the official winner of the non-restricted stake race and not be subsequently disqualified as the winner of the race.
Questions? Contact Mike Recio 859-221-1809, Shawn Collins 859-492-8222, or Glenn Brok 610-659-2415.
New to the Paulick Report? Click here to sign up for our daily email newsletter to keep up on this and other stories happening in the Thoroughbred industry.
Copyright © 2020 Paulick Report.