He tested positive for the drug scopolamine, a banned substance that veterinarians say can enhance performance, especially in the amount that was found in the horse. Justify was undefeated at the time, but he still needed to finish first or second in the Santa Anita Derby to qualify for the Kentucky Derby, on May 5.
Accordingly, why was justify disqualified?
NYT: Justify failed drug test before Kentucky Derby (CNN) Hall of fame trainer Bob Baffert and the California racing board disputed Thursday a New York Times report that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify should have been disqualified after a Kentucky Derby prep race because of a failed drug test.
Also, what is justify worth?
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.
Did justify fail a drug test?
According to a report from The New York Times, Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test just weeks before the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Justify tested positive for scopolamine, a banned substance that can enhance performance in large doses, veterinarians say.
What happened justify?
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.