The typical Thoroughbred ranges from 15.2 to 17.0 hands (62 to 68 inches, 157 to 173 cm) high, averaging 16 hands (64 inches, 163 cm). They are most often bay, dark bay or brown, chestnut, black, or gray.
Justify’s pedigree, essentially the family tree of the horse, can be traced back to Secretariat. Justify’s sire, or dad, is Scat Daddy, “Scat Daddy is [of] a Storm Cat line and Storm Cat is a Secretariat mare,” Tugel explained. This means the horse that fathered Justify had a mother who was a descendant of Secretariat.
Justify, the undefeated colt who in June became the 13th Triple Crown winner, has been retired from racing, his owners announced on Wednesday. His trainer, the two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert, said the reason was inflammation in Justify’s left front ankle.
Without further ado, here’s a list of what we believe are the most famous racehorses of all time:
American Pharoah won the 1.5 mile (12 furlong) Belmont Stakes in a time unmatched by any other Triple Crown winner (save Secretariat) in history. … But as great a run as American Pharoah had, it still didn’t really approach Secretariat’s.
Secretariat’s hindquarters were the main source of his power, with a sloped croup that extended the length of his femur. When in full stride, his hind legs were able to reach far under himself, increasing his drive. His ample girth, long back and well-made neck all contributed to his heart-lung efficiency.”
On Labor Day, Secretariat had come down with laminitis, a life-threatening hoof disease, and here, a month later, he was still suffering from its aftershocks. Secretariat was dying. In fact, he would be gone within 48 hours.
Justify is reportedly worth $60 million following his Triple Crown win. Forbes has estimated that once retired, Justify could demand an initial $100,000 stud fee — giving him a $60 million value based solely on breeding fees if he were to cover 150 mares per breeding season for four years.
Narrator: That means that a gallon of this horse’s semen is worth $4.7 million. And that’s nowhere near the most expensive. Once it’s collected, horse semen can be separated and sold in small tubes called straws. Matson: One of these straws is worth about $1,200.
Galileo is the most expensive stallion. Although the fee has been listed as private since 2008, reports suggest the figure has been almost $700,000 to stud. The most expensive American horse is Tapit, who charges a $300,000 fee to stud and makes nearly $12.6 million in an average year.
American Pharaoh (2015) Height: 16.1 (65 in) hands, Weight: 1,170.
Justify’s Breeding Rights Are Said to Be Sold to Coolmore for $60 Million. The breeding rights for Justify, who became the first horse since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without having competed as a 2-year-old and followed that feat by winning the Preakness Stakes, are to be sold to Coolmore Stud.24 мая 2018 г.