Ashford Stud has 2 Triple Crown winners: American Pharoah, Justify | Lexington Herald Leader
Justify spent a month and a half at WinStar Farm in Versailles before the agreement was formally announced on Sept. Justify was led through the breeding shed, a space he will become familiar with in the years to come, and taken to Ashford's top barn. For now, he resides in the corner stall once occupied by the late flagship Coolmore runner and stallion Giant's Causeway.
Baffert playfully bowed in worship as Justify poked his head out of the stall. To come here at the same farm where American Pharoah stands is a huge honor for us. The stall of the first Triple Crown winner tied to Baffert and Coolmore sat empty on the other side of the barn, while American Pharoah serves the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore's Australian base, due to return in December.
Wallace said joining the ranks of historic farms to have stood two Triple Crown winners — a club that also includes Claiborne , Calumet, and Spendthrift Farms — was not lost on him.
Having a mainstream fan favorite at the level of American Pharoah has also given the Ashford staff some degree of preparation for standing another Triple Crown winner. We have to be mindful of the horse. Lucky, Pharoah couldn't be fazed. He's the most incredible-minded racehorse, and Justify looks like he's pretty much the same.
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Justify will spend the next the next few weeks getting adjusted to his new surroundings and his new handlers. He'll be shown to potential breeders and spend time in his paddock as the Ashford staff prepares his first book of mares. We haven't gotten any firm commitments yet, but plenty of interest. We'll see what happens in the coming weeks and months.
The number of mares the Coolmore operation plans to send to Justify safely outnumbers the entire population of the Glennwood Farm broodmare band that produced the Triple Crown winner.
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The Gunthers still have Justify's dam, Stage Magic, but Tanya Gunther said she's been looking forward to adding some of that family's DNA to the stallion's side of a few foals for a while. Baffert, who has sent a fleet of sons to stud over the course of his Hall of Fame career, had the talking points down to help shepherd the colt on to his next phase.
While Justify nosed the boundaries of his new surroundings and sampled the hay in the corner, Baffert stood in front of the cameras and delivered the sales pitch, fine-tuned from having a front-row seat to the colt's achievements. No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do. And with a digital subscription, you'll never miss a local story. Triple Crown winner Justify arrived at Ashford Stud this morning where he will stand at stud coolmoreamerica coolmorestud WinStarFarm KentuckySports heraldleader pbaniak pic.
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