Justify paddock shot

Justify Filly Brings $747,664 At JRHA Select Foal Sale

The first foal to sell at public auction by Triple Crown hero Justify proved to be a big hit on Tuesday at the 2020 JRHA Select Foal Sale in Japan when the filly sold for $477,000 (80million yen) to Takeshita Koichi.

Bred by Shimokobe Farm, the flashy chesnut filly is the first foal out of two-time winning Tapit mare Not Now Carolyn. That mare is out of U.S. Champion Female Sprinter Maryfield, whose five winners from eight to race include the Group II-placed Radio Silence.

Maryfield herself is a half-sister to Group III-placed Quiet, the dam of Group II-placed Quietly Mine.

The image of her sire, Not Now Carolyn’s filly is bred on the same Scat Daddy/Tapit cross as Group III winner Sergei Prokofiev and Listed winners Tap Daddy and Sun Cab from six runners.

Breeding one of the strongest books of mares in recent memory, Justify’s first mares in-foal proved to be popular at last winter’s breeding stock sales, averaging $796,418 for 22 sold, led by $3.2 million mare Take Charge Brandi.