Justify Yearlings Popular at Inglis Easter
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify had a successful Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Australia this week with two yearlings selling for at least A$750,000.
His highest priced yearling was a A$750,000 filly purchased by Yu Long Investments from Coolmore Stud.
That filly is the first foal of Grade I winner Invincibella, a half-sister to Grade III winner Secret Blaze and stakes winner Extreme Flight. This is also the family of Grade I winner The Hind. An impressive race mare, Invincibella won over A$3 million on the track and was purchased for A$1.3 million by Tom Magnier in 2020 with plans to mate her to Justify quickly confirmed.
Invincibella’s second foal is a colt by Wootton Bassett born last year.
The following day, Justify registered an A$700,000 colt when Guy Mulcaster and Chris Waller Racing purchased the colt from the Coolmore Stud consignment.
The colt is the first foal out of Grade I winning So You Think daughter Nakeeta Jane, who also earned two other Grade I placings during her racing career. Nakeeta Jane is one of six winners out of Grade II placed Lustre Lady and is a great-granddaughter of Grade I Epsom Oaks winner Jet Ski Lady.
Nakeeta Jane also produced a Wootton Bassett colt last season and returned to the stallion last season.
Leading all Australian first crop sires by earnings, Justify’s 10 yearlings offered at this sale were all sold for an average of A$344,000 – the second highest average of any stallion with first 2-year-olds at the sale.
In the Northern Hemisphere, Justify’s seven stakes winners and eight graded stakes performers is best of any second crop stallion with his 12 stakes performers second best in the group.