13/04/2020. SUPPORT OF TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JUSTIFIED // Coolmore Stallion: the arrival of new foals… (by TDN)


By Kelsey Riley

In times of incredible uncertainty, the arrival of new foals allows breeders the excuse to steal a few moments to hope and dream. This can be especially true when the first crop of new sires arrive on the scene, and one of the most anticipated stallions with first foals this year isthe unbeaten American Triple Crown winner Justify, who has already had plenty of quality first-crop representatives pop up across the Northern Hemisphere.

Justify was raced by a powerhouse partnership including China Horse Club, and it wasthat group’s silks that he carried in his Triple Crown-sealing GI Belmont S. victory. China Horse Club pledged to support Justify from the outset of hisstud career, sending him some of its finest mares and buying yet more at the sales to support him, and their faith in the son of Scat Daddy has been rewarded with some excellent first foals on the ground in Ireland and the U.S.

China Horse Club spent $850,000 at Fasig-Tipton November last year to take home the listed-winning Easter Lily (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) -a daughter of the stakes-winning Danehill mare Chanting and a full-sister to the stakes-winning Circling (Ire)Bin foal to Justify, and the 5-year-old mare delivered her first foal, a filly, at Baroda Stud earlier this season.