Peace and Justice, a multiple winning miler by top international sire War Front, will stand at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for 2017, according to agent Steven W. Young.
Out of the winning Smart Strike mare, Strike the Sky, Peace and Justice offers a unique opportunity to breeders as the only son of War Front standing in Pennsylvania.
Bred in Kentucky by Jay W. Bligh, Peace and Justice was consigned by Claiborne Farm at the 2011 Keeneland September Sale and sold for $425,000 to David Ingordo, agent for Justice Family Racing.
“He was a gorgeous yearling,” said Ingordo. “Strong, athletic walk. A really well-balanced War Front colt with a lot of scope. From the first day we put tack on him at Mayberry Farm we always felt he was special.”
Peace and Justice won his debut at Belmont by two lengths, going wire-to-wire defeating a field that included future stakes winners Mail and Catholic Cowboy.
A winner from coast to coast, he scored twice at Santa Anita, including a 5 ¼ length romp over graded stakes winner Quiet Force.
He followed that win with another impressive victory, defeating Grade 1 winner Drill and Grade 2 winner My Best Brother. He completed the turf mile in 1:32.36 (22:47 44:54 1:08.05 1:20.20), while running a 97 Beyer Speed Figure.
Peace and Justice is half-brother to multiple stakes winner Hudson Steele, winner of the Dixie Stakes (gr.II) and placed in both the Fort Marcy (gr.III) and Oceanport Stakes (gr.III). He is also half-brother to Lauren Byrd, runner-up in the Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland and dam of Grade 1 performer My Man Sam.
“We have a lot of confidence in this horse,” said Young. “At 16.2 hands, he’s a great physical and a brilliant son of one of the best sires in the whole world.”
Peace and Justice is owned by A1A Racing and will stand the 2017 season for $3,500.