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Justin Phillip

Ahmed Zayat must have thought Justin Phillip would be extra special because he named the handsome colt after one of his sons. And he was so right. The promise he showed while strutting his stuff at the 2009 Keeneland September sale was further displayed as he neared his career debut. He was so highly regarded that he was the favorite for his first start. Although he finished second, he made amends in his second outing by sailing to victory. Justin Phillip was pegged as a candidate for the Kentucky Derby early in his three-year-old season before being redirected after subpar efforts in the prep races. However, he still was a star on the undercard of the Triple Crown’s third jewel when he won the Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park. Then he went winless for nearly a year but his connections still believed in him. After a confidence-boosting triumph away from stakes company, Justin Phillip excelled. He came oh so close to gaining his first Grade 1 victory at Saratoga Race Course during his four-year-old campaign in 2012. His runner-up effort raised his people’s confidence so much that they entered him in the 2012 Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) in which he finished a respectable fifth. Durable and game, the bay horse became a Grade 1 winner and millionaire in his 29th start when he took the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1), the race he nearly won the previous year.

Lifetime Stats

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2018 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 02, 2013Xpressbet Breeders' Cup SprintSANTA ANITA PARK15
September 28, 2013Vosburgh Invitational S.BELMONT PARK12
August 31, 2013Forego S.SARATOGA13
August 04, 2013Alfred G. Vanderbilt H.SARATOGA11
July 06, 2013Smile Sprint H.CALDER RACE COURSE24
June 08, 2013RTN True North H.BELMONT PARK22
April 13, 2013Count Fleet Sprint H.OAKLAWN PARK31
March 21, 2013 OAKLAWN PARK 1
February 23, 2013San Carlos S.SANTA ANITA PARK25
January 19, 2013Palos Verdes S.SANTA ANITA PARK23
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2012Xpressbet Breeders' Cup SprintSANTA ANITA PARK15
September 29, 2012Vosburgh Invitational S.BELMONT PARK16
August 05, 2012Alfred G. Vanderbilt H.SARATOGA12
July 08, 2012Mr. Prospector S.MONMOUTH PARK 3
June 09, 2012True North H.BELMONT PARK22
May 04, 2012 BELMONT PARK 1
April 11, 2012 AQUEDUCT 2
March 03, 2012Tom Fool H.AQUEDUCT36
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 06, 2011Bold Ruler H.AQUEDUCT36
October 01, 2011Vosburgh Invitational S.BELMONT PARK16
August 27, 2011Foxwoods King's Bishop S.SARATOGA13
August 01, 2011Amsterdam S.SARATOGA24
June 11, 2011Woody Stephens S.BELMONT PARK21
April 23, 2011Jerome S.AQUEDUCT23
April 09, 2011Bay Shore S.AQUEDUCT33
February 19, 2011Risen Star S.FAIR GROUNDS28
January 22, 2011LeComte S.FAIR GROUNDS35
January 01, 2011 FAIR GROUNDS 1
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 27, 2010 CHURCHILL DOWNS 3
October 31, 2010 CHURCHILL DOWNS 3
September 18, 2010 BELMONT PARK 1
August 19, 2010 SARATOGA 2