LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Triple Crown winner Justify is starting off 2020 with a major milestone: becoming a father. 

Justify's first foal, a filly, was born Friday night from mare Foreign Affair at Amaroo Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, according to a post on Audley Farm's Facebook page

Justify, the 2018 Triple Crown champ retired not long after his Triple Crown run due to an ankle injury. According to a report from horse racing site BloodHorse, the horse stood his first season at Ashford Stud in Versailes, Kentucky, in 2019 for an advertised fee of $150,000. 

Audley Farm is located near Berryville, Virginia, but Justify's days-old filly will be classified as Kentucky-bred after Foreign Affair was boarded at Amaroo Farm in preparation for the birth. 

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