Frank Justice

Frank Justice

Anne M. Eberhardt

KY Breeder/Owner Frank Justice Dies

His homebred runner Shakespeare was a two-time grade I winner.

Frank D. Justice, a Kentucky breeder/owner whose homebreds included grade I winner Shakespeare, died Sunday, Feb. 25, at his Lexington residence. A native of McAndrews, Ky., Justice was 79.

Justice, who owned Dell Ridge Farm near Lexington with his wife, Mattie, bred and raced his horses in the Dell Ridge name. Shakespeare, who was campaigned with William Schettine, won three graded stakes including the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) and the Woodbine Mile Stakes (Can-IT). Shakespeare stands at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Dell Ridge bred a total of 13 stakes winners and raced six added-money winners, three of which were homebreds.

Justice founded and operated numerous businesses in Pikeville, Ky., and served as city commissioner.

Justice’s survivors include his wife, Mattie; sons Frank II and Jason; daughters Bridget and Karla; and nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Missions Works, 198 Main Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 2747, Pikeville, Ky. 41502, or to the University of Pikeville, 147 Sycamore Street, Pikeville, 41501. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 28, at the Main Street Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the church 5-9 p.m. Feb. 27.