Justify

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Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:18 pm

stark wrote:Insurance?
Anybody know anything?

IF it's in the neighborhood of 6% of a reported value of $60MM, that's about $3,600,000 annual premium just to enter the Haskell, Travers and BC.
Stark you sell insurance :?:

Happy father day :P
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:52 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I learned a couple of interesting things from the Baffert and Smith interviews on NBCSN.
When explaining how Justify is not a cuddly 'Lab' like AP, Bob said the big colt 'isn't mean,' but that he's bitten EVERYONE in the barn. Uh, OK..so I wonder what Bob considers to be 'mean?' :? :lol:
Mike is engaged to be married, and he thinks that's one of the reasons why he feels he's 'in such a good place' right now. Congrats, Mike. 8-)


Well I mean Bob DID train War Emblem so maybe he’s thankful justify doesn’t have that personality :lol:
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:31 pm

TapitsGal wrote:

Well I mean Bob DID train War Emblem so maybe he’s thankful justify doesn’t have that personality :lol:
Gee - there must be an echo in the room.
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:38 pm

Safely back at Santa Anita this afternoon.....

Justify will resume training at Santa Anita this week for a summer campaign that may begin with the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 29, Baffert said. The Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 25 is another consideration.

“The Haskell is the first option, and the Travers,” Baffert said. “In a couple of weeks, we’ll breeze him back, and we’ll have an idea.

“We’ll sit down and figure it out. We’ll let the horse tell us.”

http://www.drf.com/news/justify-returns ... avers-next
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:20 pm

This is adorable

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:37 pm

What lovely pictures! Thank you for posting.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:14 am

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Justify has certainly held his weight during the Triple Crown season. Bob Baffert said Justify weighed 1,265 pounds when he got back to California. When he left for the Kentucky Derby, he tipped the scale at 1,268.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:27 am

very sweet pix for sure - thanks for posting them - very sweet to see them!
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 pm

They are lovely photos...although I see that the groom has kept Justify on a very short hold, and that Bob is also standing very close, just in case. ;)
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:19 pm

That looks like a memory that boy will treasure. Not many can say they got to pet an undefeated triple crown winner in person
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:53 pm

Justify may have been a bit intimidated by the Ninja Warrior t-shirt the kid was wearing and figured he'd better behave himself. And, yes, he's so smart that he can read.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:37 pm

Lip chain is so tight he can't close his mouth I think that's pretty tight... but I'm not sure that it was all that necessary even if I understand taking precautions. Justify looks fairly relaxed.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:11 am

Hot damn - he is one handsome hunk of horse flesh. Just breathtaking.

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Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:41 am

Ballerina wrote:Hot damn - he is one handsome hunk of horse flesh. Just breathtaking.

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He is breathtaking- exquisite----
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:14 am

I can understand being extra careful with a child and the short chain in case Justify wants to play around (he isn't mean, just normal to be mouthy for colts).

Around here it would go something like this: "You can try to pet him but he will probably bite you." "Yeah no problem, if he bites me it's my own fault." You can't sue someone here just because you get bitten, unless it was really clear negligence. And even then you maybe get 500 Euros or so for a bite that leaves a few long term scars. :lol:

In the US I wouldn't let anyone near that horse either if he likes to bite. :lol: Edit to say that from my experience even mouthy horses usually behave around children (of course there are exceptions to the rule and that's only if the kid doesn't scream etc). Seems like Justify was relaxed here too.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:35 pm

And even the average adult, far more a child, would fail to anticipate the strength of that "mouthy" bite. It isn't an over-strong nibble. It's really, truly a bite - the snap chomp kind.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:17 pm

Catalina wrote:And even the average adult, far more a child, would fail to anticipate the strength of that "mouthy" bite. It isn't an over-strong nibble. It's really, truly a bite - the snap chomp kind.
It's not just the "bite", a stallion has the strength over their topline to pick up a person and toss them like a rag doll. I watched one of my horses do just this with a 100+ pound bale of hay. It's pretty impressive.
I almost lost a thumb to that one time, not because of the "bite", but because of the "yank".

It's just the way the horse was, he wasn't "mean", actually was a bit of a puppy dog. I always liked Tom Dorrance's comment about dealing with biters, "Don't be there".
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:17 pm

IIRC, the reason a horse's bite is so severe isn't necessarily because it wants to put a lot of force behind the bite. It has to do with the fact that equines are grazers; their jaws are designed to 'snap' shut so that their teeth will shear through tough grass.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:18 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote: Image
Almost looks like he's got a mild case of hives going on, and a bit edema at the site of an injection. Not judging ;)
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:23 pm

That is a bit worrisome. Wonder what that is a reaction to? Agree definitely urticaria and swelling near the jugular vein area. Take care of him Bob!
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