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Lit de Justice

Lit de Justice

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
C. Nakatani
Trainer: 
J. Sahadi
Owner: 
Evergreen Farm
Breeder: 
Swettenham Stud

History was made in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Sprint when Jenine Sahadi became the first female trainer to capture a Breeders’ Cup race. She conditioned the versatile performer Lit de Justice who started his career in France and made his first nine starts on turf courses. In 1995, he won his first outing on dirt and captured a Grade 3 at Santa Anita two races later. Lit de Justice changed surfaces and distances after that and put in a late rally to run third in the 1995 Breeders’ Cup Sprint behind Desert Stormer.


Sahadi elected to restrict him to one turn races in 1996 and her late running sprinter would put in exciting final furlong performances. That running style can often cause traffic problems, but Corey Nakatani kept him clear of trouble in a bulky 13-horse field in the Sprint. Rallying from last, they put in a scintillating performance to drive to a 1 1/2 length tally.

Replay

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  • 1996 TwinSpires Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1996 Sprint

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Lit de Justice
El Gran Senor
Northern Dancer
Nearctic
Natalma
Sex Appeal
Buckpasser
Best in Show
Kanmary (FR)
Kenmare (FR)
Kalamoun
Belle of Ireland
Djallybrook (FR)
Djakao
Hollybrook II

Career Highlights

June 4, 1994
Scores is first win at a mile in France at Maisons-Lafitte.
October 28, 1995
Finishes third in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint behind Desert Stormer.
October 26, 1996
Wins Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Woodbine.
1994
1995
1996
1997
June 4, 1994
Scores is first win at a mile in France at Maisons-Lafitte.

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