Justify

Unraced At 2, Charlatan Tries To Follow In Justify’s Hoofprints At Santa Anita

Although plenty of attention will be focused on Santa Anita’s  seventh race Saturday, the Grade 1 Beholder Mile, the eyes of the racing world will also be riveted on the race just before it, a $57,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile.  Bob Baffert’s talented Charlatan, a  5 3/4-length first-out maiden winner on Feb. 16, […]

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Over Emphasize Tops Opening Session Of Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale At $150,000

The demand for horses that fall below the market-determined threshold of perceived quality have struggled to gain traction during the breeding stock season in progress, and that continued to prove true on Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, where returns were down significantly across the board. A total of 180 horses changed hands […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Racing Class Usually Wins Out In Breeding

As we see once more in the winner of the Grade 3 Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream, better racemares make better broodmares. This was proven nearly a century ago through the august researches of Joe Estes, the first editor of The Blood-Horse magazine when it became a weekly publication, and one of the first undertakings […]

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Ruis Files Petition In Los Angeles Court Over CHRB Handling Of Justify Scopolamine Case

The following press release was distributed to media by Darrell Vienna, the attorney representing owner Mick Ruis, on Monday evening: On January 13, 2019, Mick Ruis, whose horse, Bolt d’Oro, finished second in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby, filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court asking for a writ ordering the California Horse […]

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‘They Took Away Our Dreams’: Haras Barlovento In Peru To Cease Breeding Operations After Stallion Deaths

Less than a week after four stallions were murdered on its premises – including shuttle stallion The Lieutenant, a half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify – Haras Barlovento in Peru has announced it will exit the breeding industry. The farm made the announcement Tuesday on in its Instagram feed. Haras Barlovento was the target of […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Longtime Blacksmith Norman Devoted To ‘Way Of Life’

No one would blame Steve Norman if he retired tomorrow. He is 67. He has been a blacksmith for 49 years. Kate, his wife of 35 years, would welcome the opportunity to spend more time with him. So would their three daughters — Sarah, Samantha and Meredith – and his three grandchildren. Norman has nothing […]

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‘Satisfied With The Outcomes’: Keeneland November Sale Closes On Steady Footing

As the biggest North American marketplace for the youngest Thoroughbreds and for the producers of generations to come, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was poised to be a key referendum on the future of the industry in the eyes and pocketbooks of its own members during a most unstable time. If confidence in the […]

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Conquest Eclipse Tops Second Day Of Keeneland November Sale At $650,000

The second day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale posted numbers at a similar pace to last year’s comparable session on Thursday, led by the $650,000 broodmare Conquest Eclipse. There was plenty there to draw Fred Mitchell of Clarkland Farm to raise his hand for the final bid on Hip 570. The 7-year-old Malibu […]

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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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