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Sprint champion Lit De Justice Dies Aged 22
1996 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Lit De Justice (El Gran Senor – Kanmary, by Kenmare) has "died in retirement at the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Centre in California last month" reports racingpost.com. He "succumbed to the infirmities of old age ". "Bred in Kentucky by a partnership including [the late] Robert Sangster's Swettenham Stud", Lit De Justice was from elite, four-time Gr.1 producing broodmare Kanmary (Kenmare – Djallybrook, by Djakao). Her other Gr.1 performers included Gr.1 winner Commander Collins (by Sadler's Wells), Gr. 2 winner and Gr. 1 placed City Leader (by Fasliyev) and triple Gr.1 placed Colonel Collins (by El Gran Senor). Initially prepared in France, Lit De Justice "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." Commencing stud duties at Adena Springs in Kentucky, he was "relocated to Magali Farm in California in 2002." His resume included "254 winners from 324 runners, and 22 stakes winners including Hour Of Justice and Injustice at Graded level."