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$625,000 Justify Colt Tops Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Day 2

The highlight on the second day of trade at the 2021 Keenland November Breeding Stock Sale was a stunning chestnut weanling colt by Triple Crown hero Justify.

Consigned by Lane’s End, the half-brother to Group I winner Moonshine Memories sold for $625,000 to MV Magnier.

Named Just Before Dawn, the colt is also a half-brother to stakes-winner Indian Evening and stakes-placed Mo for the Money being from terrific producer Unenchantedevening, who has left eight winners from eight foals to race.

The pedigree also features Champion 2YO Favourite Trick and Group I winner Tiz the Law.

“He’s a really nice horse,” Magnier said.

“Jane Lyon and everyone at Summer Wind Farm are very good breeders. This horse is very well-bred, and we have had a lot of luck with the family before. We have 11 or 12 Justifys going to Ballydoyle next year.

“(The Justify offspring) look like they are a very special group of horses.

“Everybody seems to be very high on them. The pedigrees, the physiques and everything about them and the way Justify was such a good racehorse, we have a huge amount of faith in them.”

The first Australian bred yearlings by Justify will be offered at Australasian sales in 2022.