Justify in Demand At Fasig-Tipton

Legion Bloodstock was agent for Hoolie Racing on the most expensive Justify offering of the second Fasig-Tipton Saratoga session when the colt out of Funfair sold for $500,000.

Offered by Paramount Sales, the stakes winning Funfair is already the dam of American Pharoah’s Grade II winner Four Wheel Drive and Scat Daddy’s stakes winner Born Great from three to race. Funfair’s own dam was a winner herself and was a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Dynever and the dam of Grade I winner Furthest Land and Lookin At Lucky’s stakes winner Luck Money.

Bred by Glenvale Stud, the colt is a half-brother to an American Pharoah weanling colt as well.

Hunter Valley Farm consigned a $475,000 Justify filly purchased by Dan Hayden for Blue Devil Racing as the second most expensive yearling by her sire during the session.

The filly is the second foal out of Breaking Beauty, a winning Into Mischief half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Osidy and French Group III winner Quetsche. In all, there are 21 stakes horses named under her first three dams with her own Grade II winning granddam Que Belle among them.

Breaking Beauty had a colt from the first crop of four-time Grade I winner Tiz The Law this year.

A filly out of Battle Girl also brought $475,000 from Thorndale Farm when sold through the Taylor Made Sales consignment for breeder Winstar Farm.

The filly is the fourth out of the stakes winner Battle Girl, who has one winner from two to race with the other one placed this year. Battle Girl is one of three stakes winners and five stakes performers for stakes-placed Livermore Leslie.

Livermore Leslie is also the dam of three-time Grade I winner Sweet Reason, Grade III winner Don’t Forget Gil, and Grade III-placed My Six Sense. Another one of Livermore Leslie’s daughters is the dam of multiple stakes winner and Grade I-placed Zenden.

Justify’s other yearlings on Tuesday sold for $400,000, $400,000, and $375,000.

In all, his eight sold over the two-day period averaged $516,625 with a median of $437,500 and a gross of $4,125,000. The group includes a $1.1 million colt sold during the first session as the second highest priced horse that day.