September 28, 2022

Justify – 2018 Champion Three-Year-Old Male

Justify capped his meteoric career in the Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park on June 9, 2018, to sweep the Triple Crown (c) NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography/Chelsea Durand

Justify spectacularly dominated his division, becoming the 13th American Triple Crown winner, and the impressive colt ran away with the 2018 Eclipse Award for champion three-year-old male.

Justify’s lifetime record courtesy of Brisnet!

By Scat Daddy, Justify was campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing. He won all six starts, racing from February to June, and became the first unraced two-year-old to win the Kentucky Derby since Apollo in 1882.

An earner of more than $3.7 million, Justify provided Hall of Famer Bob Baffert with his second Triple Crown sweep and was ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith. He has been retired to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky.