Justify Crowned Champion Australian First Season Sire
Triple Crown winner Justify spent last spring in Kentucky while the jury was out as to whether the son of Scat Daddy had what it takes to be a sire success in Australia, but 12 months on he will return to Jerry's Plains triumphant as the Champion Australian First Season Sire by earnings.
An undefeated USA Horse of the Year in 2018, Justify had six starts at three and won them all from 1400 to 2400m, proving himself the very best son of an outstanding sire in Scat Daddy.
As good a racehorse as he was, Justify is shaping as just as good a sire with eight winners in Australia from 21 starters, three of them stakes-winners Learning to Fly, Legacies and Air Assault, with progeny earnings of $1.9million.
If the Northern Hemisphere experience is anything to go by, Justify is only just warming up!
He’s had two Group I winning three year-olds in North America this year in Arabian Lion and Aspen Grove, while his second crop of two year-olds features Group winners City of Troy and Ramatuelle, seen as possibly the best juvenile colt and filly in Europe this year.
With 15 stakes-winners worldwide, Justify is running at nearly 10% SW to runner stamping himself as a serious sire and his fee this spring is $77,000.