(Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Fans holding out hope of seeing Justify at Saratoga Race Course this summer are feeling disappointed.
It was announced yesterday the Triple Crown winner is retiring from the sport and is being put out to stud. There had been doubts about Justify's racing future after he needed treatment for an ankle injury.
Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify's owners said caution over the horse's ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he'd be healthy enough to race by the fall. Baffert said Justify wasn't responding quickly enough to treatment to be able to race in the next few months, so the decision was made to retire him.
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