Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Two weeks before the Belmont Stakes and a chance at the Triple Crown, a deal has been reached for the breeding rights to Justify"

ESPN:

The buyer is Coolmore, who bought the breeding rights to the last Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, and the price is in the $60 million range

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Justify is the most famous offspring of Scat Daddy, which Coolmore stood at stud from 2008 to 2015, when the horse died.

Justify was purchased at the Keeneland yearling sale less than a year after Scat Daddy's death for $500,000 by the China Horse Club and Winstar Farm.

This year, Scat Daddy became the first sire in 95 years to produce four starters in the Kentucky Derby