From Magali Farms SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2012) -- Champion and Eclipse Award Winner, Lit De Justice passed away from the infirmities of old age on July 20, 2012 at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center. The 22-year-old son of El Gran Senor began his stallion career in 1997 at Adena Springs in Kentucky and has stood at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, California since his purchase in 2002.
“Lit De Justice was perfect to bring in as the farm’s first stallion. He was a great racehorse. Not only did he win the Breeders Cup, but he set track records in California. This coupled with his pedigree, conformation and heart made him a great opportunity for California Breeders and helped to establish the Farm” said Tom Hudson, farm manager of Magali Farms.
Lit De Justice was the winner of five graded stakes, including the Breeders Cup Sprint (G1), and earned more than $1.3 million. He set a track record at Santa Anita and equaled a track record at Del Mar.
Lit De Justice is represented by progeny earnings of over $21.2 million with 254 winners of 324 starters with average earnings of $65,532 per starter. He sired 37 black-type winners, including No Parole ($555,067), Silver Bird ($539,329), La Salle Glory ($520,473), Hour Of Justice ($484,608) and Injustice ($446.540). His niche was soundness. His offspring were extremely durable as indicated by his lifetime average of 21 starts per runner.
“Lit De Justice was a special horse. He had a personality like no other and he will be greatly missed” Hudson said.
Lit De Justice is buried at Magali Farms.