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Justify’s Half-Sister Finishes Fifth In Career Debut At Tampa Bay

Justify’s half-sister was the subject of attention before the eighth race on the turf, but another first-time starter, 3-year-old filly Pep, made a decisive stretch move up the rail under jockey Willie Martinez to pull off a 13-1 upset, defeating Chancetheracer by a length-and-a-quarter. The winner’s time was 1:43.02 for the mile-and-a-sixteenth distance. Pep is […]

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Gunthers Plan 2019 Matings: Three Mares To Support Homebred Justify

John and Tanya Gunther, breeders of the Triple Crown winner Justify, have been hard at work planning the matings for their 30-strong broodmare band in the U.S, as well as their 12 mares based on Europe. The father-daughter team will send three mares to Ashford to support Justify in his first season, reports racingpost.com. “With Justify, […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Justify’s Breeder John Gunther Relishes ‘Amazing’ Triple Crown Victory

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 […]

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The Lieutenant, Half Brother To Justify, Wins All American Stakes At Golden Gate

Under the guidance of Southern California jockey Tyler Connor, 5-year-old The Lieutenant stalked the pace before surging in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the Grade 3, $100,000 All American Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward at Golden Gate Fields. “The pace definitely helped me,” said Connor. “Once I got him clear, he rolled […]

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Bloodlines: Tracing Justify’s Lineage To An English Triple Crown Winner

Now a dual classic winner with victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the saga of unbeaten Justify (by Scat Daddy) is bookended by major mares both today and at the beginning of the 20th century. Justify’s dam, like the colt himself, was bred in Kentucky by John Gunther’s Glennwood Farm near Versailles. Gunther’s daughter Tanya […]

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