Breeder John Gunther, owner of the central Kentucky Glennwood Farm, was present at Belmont Park on Saturday to watch the colt he sold for $500,000 as a yearling become the 13th winner of racing's Triple Crown.
“What an amazing experience, my heart was pounding and I had to sit down,” Gunther told ctvnews.ca. “This means everything to Glennwood. We're a small, petite farm and now we're going to be recognized around the world.”
Justify is sired by the late stallion Scat Daddy, but his dam, Stage Magic, is still producing. She recently foaled a colt by Pioneerof the Nile, the sire of this century's only other Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah.
“That mare is so special,” Gunther said. “She really puts everything into her foals.”
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