Fee set for Justify
It has been confirmed that Justify will stand for $77,000 including GST this season. Australia’s current leading first crop sire produced his fourth winner from only ten starters with a smart debut victory from the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Scentify at Warrnambool this morning. Justify’s exploits this season are highlighted by Annabel Neasham’s Group 2 winner Learning To Fly, one of the most talented two-year-olds in the country, as well as Peter Moody’s unbeaten Stakes winning filly Legacies who indicated Group 1 ability when winning the Anzac Day Stakes by almost 5 lengths.
Coolmore Australia’s Colm Santry stated that “due to popular demand we look forward to welcoming Justify back to Australia this season at a fee that we believe represents great value for breeders. All the leading breeders throughout the country want to use him and he will cover a select book of mares. Coolmore’s confidence in Justify has been well documented and it hasn’t taken long for his progeny in Australia to hit the ground running, just like they did in the Northern Hemisphere. He currently sits on top of the first season sires table by a significant margin and he looks set to be the first shuttle stallion to be crowned Champion First Crop Sire since More Than Ready.”
“High-class, Danehill-free stallions are few and far between in Australia and it is particularly encouraging that Justify has already proven to be extremely effective with Danehill blood,” Santry continued. “Learning To Fly is out of a Fastnet Rock mare, Legacies is out of a Danehill Dancer mare and Scentify is out of an All Too Hard mare. The indication from trainers is that everything that they are doing as two-year-olds is a bonus, so we expect that this is only the tip of the iceberg for him which is very exciting.”
“Breeders that use him this season look set to capitalise on the unbelievable quality of mares that he has covered. His second crop yearlings sold for $1,400,000, $750,000, $700,000, $700,000 etc. and they were out of Sunlight, Invincibella, Nakeeta Jane and Champagne Cuddles, so there is no shortage of quality stock coming through.”