Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

by | 04.10.2019 | 5:38pm
Trainer Bob Baffert and Horse of the Year Justify

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore Australia.

Among the group are the dams of eight champions, two Belmont Stakes winners, and a Kentucky Derby winner. On their own racetrack merits, the mares in Justify's book include a Horse of the Year, 10 champions from around the world, and five Breeders' Cup winners.

Justify stands the North American breeding season at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Paris, Ky., for an advertised fee of $150,000, and he will shuttle to Coolmore's Australian base for the Southern Hemisphere season later this year.

Following is a list of mares booked to Justify for his first Northern Hemisphere season at stud, as announced by Coolmore, with each mare's sires and their credentials.

– A Raving Beauty (Mastercraftsman): Multiple G1 winner, sold for $2 million
– A Z Warrior (Bernardini): G1 winner
– Afleet Maggi (Afleet Alex): Dam of G1 winner Dream Tree
– African Jade (Seeking the Gold): Dam of G1 winner Lord Nelson
– Anyhow (Tiznow): Dam of G1 winner Noble Bird
– Appealing Zophie (Successful Appeal): G1 winner, dam of Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit, sold twice for $1.1 million or more
– Bar of Gold (Medaglia d'Oro): Won Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
– Beatrix Potter (Cadeaux Genereux): Dam of Cartier champion sprinter Harry Angel
– Bella Jolie (Broken Vow): Dam of champion sprinter Runhappy, sold for $1.6 million
– Birdatthewire (Summer Bird): G1 winner
– Blossomed (Deputy Minister): Dam of G1 winner Sippican Harbor
– Brave Anna (War Front): G1 winner
– Bubbler (Distorted Humor): Dam of champion Arrogate
– By The Light (Malibu Moon): Dam of G1 winner By The Moon
– Caledonia Road (Quality Road): Champion 2-year-old filly, sold for $2.3 million
– Champagne Room (Broken Vow): Champion 2-year-old filly
– Charming (Seeking the Gold): Dam of champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi, sold as a yearling for $3.2 million
– Cherry Hinton (Green Desert): Dam of G1 winners Athena and Bracelet
– Classic Strike (Smart Strike): Dam of G1 winner Union Strike
– Clemmie (Galileo): G1 winner
– Concinnous (El Corredor): Dam of G1 winner Iotapa, sold for $2 million
– Curvy (Galileo): G1 winner, sold as a yearling for $1,309,893
– Dazzling Song (Unbridled's Song): Dam of G1 winner Magnum Moon
– Diamondsandrubies (Fastnet Rock): G1 winner
– Diva Delite (Repent): Dam of G1 winner Midnight Bisou, sold for $750,000
– Dream Dancing (Tapit): G1 winner
– D'Wildcat Speed (Forest Wildcat): Dam of Cartier champion 2-year-old filly Lady Aurelia, sold for $1 million
– Emma's Encore (Congrats): G1 winner
– Found (Galileo): Cartier champion older horse, won Breeders' Cup Turf
– Got Lucky (A.P. Indy): G1 winner
– Grace Hall (Empire Maker): G1 winner, sold for $3.2 million
– Grazie Mille (Bernardini): Dam of G1 winner Mo Town
– Groupie Doll (Bowman's Band): Two-time champion female sprinter and winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, sold for $3.1 million
– Havre de Grace (Saint Liam): 2011 Horse of the Year, sold for $10 million
-Imagine (Sadler's Wells): G1 winner
– Immortal Verse (Pivotal): French champion 3-year-old filly, sold for $8,071,193
– Ithinkisawapudycat (Bluegrass Cat): Dam of G1 winner Sweet Loretta, sold for $2.2 million
– Khancord Kid (Lemon Drop Kid): Dam of Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold
– Kosmo's Buddy (Outflanker): Dam of G1 winner Knicks Go
– Marie Madelaine (Ivan Denisovich): Chilean champion 3-year-old filly
– Mining My Own (Smart Strike): Dam of Kentucky Derby winner and Canadian champion Mine That Bird and G1 winner Dullahan
– Miss Shop (Deputy Minister): G1 winner
– Misty For Me (Galileo): G1 winner, dam of Cartier champion 2-year-old colt U S Navy Flag and G1 winner Roly Poly
– Mo Chuisle (Free House): Dam of champion sprinter Points Offthebench
– Moonshine Memories (Malibu Moon): G1 winner
– Morena (Privately Held): Three-time Peruvian champion, dam of Belmont Stakes winner Creator
– Nina Fever (Borrego): Dam of G1 winner Nickname
– Noted and Quoted (The Factor): G1 winner
– Pretty 'n' Smart (Beau Genius): Dam of G1 winner Cupid
– Princess Violet (Officer): G1 winner
– Quarter Moon (Sadler's Wells): G1 winner
– Rare Event (A.P. Indy): Dam of G1 winner Improbable
– Rumplestiltskin (Danehill): European champion 2-year-old filly, dam of G1 winner Tapestry
– Sambuca Classica (Cat Thief): Dam of champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire
– Silk and Scarlet (Sadler's Wells): Dam of G1 winners Eishin Apollon, Master of Hounds, and Minorette
– Silky Serenade (Unbridled's Song): Dam of G1 winner Restless Rider, sold for $850,000
– So Sharp (Saint Liam): Dam of G1 winner Sharp Azteca
– Storm Dixie (Catienus): Dam of Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar
– Tapestry (Galileo): G1 winner
– Together (Galileo): G1 winner
– Together Forever (Galileo): G1 winner, sold for $923,304
– Turbulent Descent (Congrats): G1 winner, sold for $2.45 million
– Untouched Talent (Storm Cat): dam of G1 winner Bodemeister, sold for $5 million
– Vale Dori (Asiatic Boy): G1 winner
– Virginia Waters (Kingmambo): G1 winner
– Yellow Heat (Gold Fever): Dam of G1 winner R Heat Lightning
– Zipessa (City Zip): G1 winner, sold for $1.25 million

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