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Month: July 2018

Justify Retired; What It Means to the Sport

Justify Retired; What It Means to the Sport

After many weeks of vacillating, the owners of Justify finally came out and said what most people were thinking: Justify, who seemed to have a chronic swollen front ankle, would be retired and would not race again. The owners and trainer Bob Baffert did the right thing; he was injured, and the injury was not getting better. So Justify joins Colin and Personal Ensign as the only modern American Thoroughbreds to go undefeated in at least five races during their…

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Will Justify Ever Run Again?

Will Justify Ever Run Again?

A few weeks ago, horse racing enthusiasts were discussing Justify’s next move – the Haskell, Travers, Pennsylvania Derby. All that went out the window with trainer Bob Baffert’s admission that Justify had some swelling in his left front ankle. They were going to take it day by day, but with each day, the hopes that the Triple Crown winner will make a comeback are becoming slimmer. Yesterday, Justify’s part-owner Jack Wolf said he would be surprised if the Triple Crown winner…

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What’s Next for Justify?

What’s Next for Justify?

After his whirlwind of races – six in four months, including the Triple Crown – Justify has had a well-deserved month off. But the question everyone is asking is, what next? The Haskell Invitational is one possibility, but it’s coming up soon – July 29 – and Justify hasn’t been training seriously enough to get ready for that. A more likely possibility is the Travers Stakes on August 25. That’s the route that American Pharoah took after his Triple Crown…

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