Justify likes carrots

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June 5, 2018
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Justify likes carrots

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On Saturday, we’ll find out if Justify becomes the next Triple Crown winner. Look at him above stretching out his neck to get the carrots in my left hand. In the photo below, I stood closer to him and he didn’t have to stretch out.

Finally, here is Justify getting his bath after working out on the track…

Then, it was time to return to Lexington and visit Lane’s End farm where we met the sire of sires, A.P. Indy. This 29-yr. old son of Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew, has been the progenitor of a very large number of Graded Stakes winners. For many years, his stud fee was $300,000. here he is with Rhoda and his groom, Asa.
We visited with rock star (look at his mane hair covering his eyes) Quality Road.
We also saw Liam’s Map, Union Rags, Candy Ride (the sire of our Candy for Kisses), Lemon Drop Kid, Connect and Honor Code (the sire of our Love Code). Here’s Candy Ride rolling around the mud and Honor Code covered in mud.
We got to see the tombstones of City Zip (sire to our Tzipi), Gulch, Fappiano and Rubiano (father and son) and King Mambo.
At Spendthrift Farm, our next stop, we got to see successful stallion, Into Mischief and champion mare, Beholder and her foal named, QB One. Here’s mischievous Into Mischief in his stall and Beholder and foal in the paddock.
We, then, ran back to Watershed to see the two mares and foals of ours that we hadn’t seen on the first visit. Here are One Charming Devil and her foal, followed by Awesome Lassie and her foal.
On Saturday morning, we set out for Taylor Made farm, the home of California Chrome. Rhoda is a Chromie!
We bred Song of Love to Graydar, pictured here.
Here’s Midnight Storm taking a little breather…
Then we went to Hill N’ Dale, one of the most beautiful farms.

We saw MacLean’s Music who bred to our FlatteryWillGetYou

The great champion (you’ll see what I mean), Curlin

…and Midnight Lute, Violence, Kitten’s Joy, Flintshire and more.
Then to Three Chimneys farm, where we saw the great Gun Runner
Will Take Charge and below is Sky Mesa (who bred to Candy for Kisses)…
From there we ran to Thoroughbred Park in downtown Lexington…

These sculptures and other horses sculpted by Gwen Reardon are found in the park. Sorry, i didn’t take any of them home… though they sure would look good there!

Happy Belmont Stakes!

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