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Sprint champion Lit De Justice dies aged 22

LIT DE JUSTICE, the winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1996, died in retirement at the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Centre in California last month.

The son of El Gran Senor succumbed to the infirmities of old age. He was 22.

Lit De Justice was bred in Kentucky by a partnership including Robert Sangter's Swettenham Stud.

His dam was the outstanding broodmare Kanmary, a daughter of Kenmary who also produced Group 1 performers City Leader, Colonel Collins and Commander Collins.

Lit De Justice began his career in France with Alain de Royer-Dupre, for whom he was Group 3-placed.

He blossomed after being transferred to Jenine Sahadi in America, where he was the Eclipse champion sprinter of 1996 after winning the Bing Crosby Handicap, the Palos Verdes Handicap and the Breeders' Cup Sprint in a time that equalled the track record at Woodbine.

Lit De Justice entered stud at Adena Springs in Kentucky, where he stood until being relocated to Magali Farm in California in 2002.

He has sired 254 winners from 324 runners, and 22 stakes winners including Hour Of Justice and Injustice at Graded level.

 

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