Triple Crown

Justify To Stand For $150,000 In First Season At Coolmore

Justify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, will debut at stud for an advertised fee of $150,000 during the 2019 breeding season, leading the projected 17-horse stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy arrived at Ashford Stud on Sept. 17 after initially being retired in July and residing at WinStar […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Crazy Notions?

In the last couple of years, Thoroughbred owner Larry Best (OXO Equine) has spent millions of dollars at auctions in search of top quality runners. Turns out, he’s got some contrarian ideas about how to campaign those horses. In an interview this week, Best explained why after only two races, he’s giving budding juvenile Instagrand […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Business Is Good?

The betting handle came pouring in for last weekend’s Travers Day at Saratoga, despite a lack of superstar power, namely this year’s Triple Crown winner. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind recent record or near record handle days like the Travers and the Pacific Classic. […]

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Does A Four-Month Triple Crown-Winning Campaign ‘Justify’ An Eclipse Award?

Justify became the 13th winner of Thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown this year, beginning and ending his career in the span of four short months for trainer Bob Baffert. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy has since been retired to stud having developed a filling in one leg. Charles Hayward opined at thoroughbredracing.com that winning the […]

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Accelerate Supplants Justify As Leader Of NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Coming off his third Grade 1 win of the year in Saturday’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar, the nation’s top older horse, Accelerate, knocked Triple Crown hero Justify out of the lead spot in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 12 1/2-length Pacific Classic tour de force by Accelerate set off increased speculation that […]

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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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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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‘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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‘We Are Very Disappointed’: Justify Retired Due To Ankle Filling

Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing, it was announced today. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to […]

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