The 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the only undefeated US Triple Crown winner. Justify won each of his six career starts including four at Group 1 level when becoming just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history.
“Justify was a phenomenal racehorse who re-wrote the history books through his achievements on the track. It is an absolute privilege to stand him at Coolmore Australia alongside our other US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who has already been so well supported by Australian breeders,” said Coolmore Australia Principal, Tom Magnier.
The striking son of Scat Daddy is the best of 27 individual Group I winners for his sire who has already proven himself as a sire of sires through the deeds of his son No Nay Never.
US Horse of the Year in 2018, Justify will stand alongside fellow Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, in what is a huge coup for Australian breeders.
“Scat Daddy was an incredible sire who has made an instant impact as a sire of sires and we look forward to standing his best son in Jerry’s Plains,” Magnier added.
“History tells us; the best racehorses make the best sires. Justify is a horse of incredibly rare ability, and to stand him alongside fellow US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Hunter Valley is a huge show of faith in the strength of the Australian industry by the Magnier family,” said Coolmore Australia’s Sales and Nominations Manager, Colm Santry.
“There have been two US Triple Crown winners in the last 40 years and thirteen in history. They will both stand alongside our very own Australian Triple Crown winning two-year-old Pierro, who has already proven himself as one of the best sires in the country. It’s probably the first time in history that three Triple Crown winners have stood at one stud in the same season anywhere in the world. It is hugely exciting and we are very much looking forward to showing Justify to Australasian breeders in a couple of months’ time,” Santry continued.
Justify will stand the 2019 season at Coolmore Australia, where his fee will remain private.