Justify Sends Select Offerings Through Keeneland January Ring

Making headlines at last fall’s breeding stock sales with his weanlings selling for an average of nearly $100,000 more than any other sire in North America, Justify kicks off 2021 at the Keeneland January Sale on Monday.

The lone mare in foal to Justify at this year’s sale enters the ring midway through the first session. Offered by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Forever For Now is carrying her first foal to Justify on a February 28th cover. Unraced, the War Front 4-year-old is a half-sister to Group III-placed Carlisle Bay and out of Group II-placed Toogoodtobetrue.

A half-sister to stakes winner and Group I Investec Oaks third Alluringly, Toogoodtobetrue is a granddaughter of stakes winner and top broodmare All Too Beautiful. In addition to having her descendants include last year’s Group I Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet, All Too Beautiful is also a full sister to Galileo and out of bluehen mare Urban Sea.

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The stallion’s only short yearling offering will go through the ring on Tuesday as Hip 532. The Ontario-bred colt sells as part of the Lane’s End consignment on behalf of Anderson Farms, the co-breeder of the yearling along with Peter A. Berglar Racing Interests.

Born on May 4, the colt is the second foal out of the Street Cry mare Back To Love. That mare’s first yearling, a Caravaggio colt, sold to Wesley Ward for $250,000 at last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Back To Love is also a half-sister to Grade III winner Necessary Evil and the dam of multiple stakes winner and Grade II-placed Sergei Prokofiev. Sergei Prokofiev is by Justify’s sire Scat Daddy, making him closely related to this colt.

The Scat Daddy x Street Cry cross Hip 532 is bred on is the same cross that produced European Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Skitter Scatter and duel Group I winner Con Te Partiro.

The only Triple Crown winner to retire unbeaten, Justify’s first weanlings averaged $421,737 in 2020 led by the $600,000 joint top-priced weanling at the Keeneland November Sale and the $400,000 top priced filly at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.