Justify Duo Light Up Fasig-Tipton Midlantic
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify had just two horses go through the ring at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training but those two were in high demand by buyers.
Going through the ring two days after Justify sired his first winner from his first U.S. starter, Hip 474 was his first through the ring and his highest seller when bringing $450,000.
Clocking :10.1 in her breeze last week, the filly out of Lemhill Basr was snapped up by Robert Garrett and Scattered Acres with Chris Hartman as agent.
Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, the filly is a granddaughter of the Grade I winning Diplomat Lady, whose Grade II winning half-sister Dream Play also produced Group II winner and Group I-placed Zulu Land.
The price made her the fifth highest priced filly of the sale.
Lemhill Basr visited another Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah last year and had a filly earlier this month.
Justify’s only other offering was a $400,000 colt purchased by Harlo Stable from Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds.
Also breezing in :10.1, the colt is out of a three-quarter sister to American Pharoah’s dual Grade I winning sire Pioneerof the Nile and a half-sister to multiple Grade II-placed Forefathers. The colt is the second foal out of Mezinka, whose Uncle Mo 3-year-old Andros brought $585,000 as a yearling.
This colt himself sold for $275,000 when he went through the ring two months ago at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale after selling for six figures last September at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Already the sire of one winner from one starter on dirt, Justify has two more entered to run in the United States in coming days.