Justify

Heavenly Prize, Justify, And The Changing Tides Of Hall Of Fame Inductions

This year’s induction ceremony to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was focused on historical figures in the sport, and a lone modern inductee in top filly Heavenly Prize. Racing fans and insiders reacted with surprise that there was just one inductee from a ballot of four horses, three jockeys, and three […]

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Lisa And Kenny Troutt To Be Honored By New York Race Track Chaplaincy

The New York Division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will honor Lisa and Kenny Troutt on Wednesday at a brunch in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for their dedication and commitment to backstretch workers on the New York Racing Association circuit. The brunch will be held at the Saratoga National Golf Club from 10:30 a.m. […]

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Derby Museum Raises Banner Honoring Justify’s Triple Crown Victory

The Kentucky Derby Museum raised the newest banner commemorating the Triple Crown win of Justify. The banner features the silks of WinStar Farm, which jockey Mike Smith wore when he won Kentucky Derby 144 aboard Justify. It was added to the silks representing each Triple Crown winner. Justify’s banner makes lucky number 13.  Each banner […]

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Baffert To Be Inducted Into Saratoga Walk Of Fame, Receive Red Jacket

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the 2018 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: four-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert, who is one of only two trainers in history to win multiple Triple Crowns. The Saratoga Walk of Fame, which opened in 2015, honors and showcases the achievements of those who […]

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Diversify Jumps To Third In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

New York-bred gelding Diversify became a multiple Grade 1 winner while leading every step inSaturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course, an effort that confirmed his status as the East Coast’s leading older horse and moved him to third in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 3 1/2-length score over a sloppy track came one month […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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Newly-Retired Justify Arrives At WinStar Farm

Triple Crown winner Justify took the next step in his life as a retiree on Wednesday, when he arrived at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy’s retirement was announced July 25 after filling in his ankle made the timeline for a fall campaign and a bid in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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4,538 Cataloged For Keeneland September Yearling Sale; New Opening-Week Format

Keeneland announced on Wednesday that 4,538 yearlings have been cataloged for the 75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s most important sale of Thoroughbreds, to be held Sept. 10-23. The auction, which attracts major buyers from around the world, produces horses that compete at the highest level of racing led this year by Triple Crown […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Hello, Goodbye

The second of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Everybody Loves A Parade Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify made his final public […]

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‘We’ll Miss Him’: Fans Say Goodbye To Justify At Del Mar

Triple Crown winner Justify paraded at Del Mar on Saturday in what is expected to be his final public appearance before his retirement to the breeding shed. WinStar’s Kenny Trout and Elliott Walden were on hand for the ceremony, as were trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. JOCKEY MIKE SMITH – “You know, it’s just […]

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