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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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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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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Gunther’s Dynamic Derby Duo

John D. Gunther owns about 20 mares but three of them already have produced American Graded Stakes winners of 2018. Remarkably, two of those mares have produced 3-year-old colts who won major races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and are among the leading contenders in this year’s Run for the Roses. Justify, the […]

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‘A Bit Like Gold Dust’: Stradivari’s Breeder Has Another Shot At Classic Victory

Kentucky-based breeder John Gunther came very close to knowing what it is like to breed a Classic winner. The Gunther-bred Stay Thirsty was motoring through the stretch of the 2011 Belmont Stakes but couldn’t reel in Ruler On Ice, who posted a three-quarter-length victory. Gunther bred and raised Stay Thirsty at his farm, Glennwood, in […]

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