Beach Patrol Retired, To Stand in Japan

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Beach Patrol | Chelsea Durand

TDN Rising Star‘ Beach Patrol (Lemon Drop Kid–Bashful Bertie, by Quiet American), a three-time Grade I winner and runner-up for Eclipse Award-winning turf male in 2017, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in Japan in 2019. The 5-year-old has been purchased from Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Thani’s Al Shahania Stud by LEX Inc. in a deal brokered by Lexington-based Dr. Naoya Yoshida of Winchester Farm.

A $250,000 Keeneland November weanling acquisition by Gary and Mary West, Beach Patrol won his maiden at third asking and in his first run for trainer Phil d’Amato in March 2016, then wired a Santa Anita allowance to earn the ‘Rising Star’ designation. Sold to Jim Covello, Sheep Pond Partners and Head of Plains Partners after narrowly missing in the GII American Turf S., the dark bay was a wide-trip third in the GI Belmont Derby two starts later before breaking through at the top level with a head success in the GI Secretariat S.

A determined second in the 2017 GI Turf Classic, Beach Patrol was a good third when trying 11 furlongs for the first time in the GI United Nations S., then cut back to 10 panels and edged clear late to win the GI Arlington Million. An impressive five-length winner of the GI Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational last October (see below), Beach Patrol had a new partner in the form of Al Shahania Stud for the GI Breeders’ Cup Turf and he covered himself in glory with a strong second-place effort behind Talismanic (GB) (Medaglia d’Oro) while finishing ahead of former BC Turf and multi-jurisdictional Group 1 winner Highland Reel (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). He resumed this year with a runner-up effort to Yoshida (Jpn) (Heart’s Cry {Jpn}) in this year’s Turf Classic over ground perhaps easier than ideal. Trained through the final 14 starts of his career by Chad Brown, Beach Patrol retires with a record of 19-5-7-3 and earnings of $2,532,945.

“He is a very well-balanced, correct and good-looking horse,” said Al Shahania’s Dean Lavy. “We [Al Shahania] are pleased to be associated with the next phase of his career and we are sure he will be a success.”

Bred in Kentucky by Nancy Shuford, Beach Patrol is out of a full-sister to MGSW & GISP Allamerican Bertie and a half-sister to MGSW & GISP Hurricane Bertie (Storm Boot). His paternal grandsire Kingmambo has proved popular in Japan, having sired the likes of G1 Japan Cup hero El Condor Pasa, Tokyo Yushun winner and prominent sire King Kamehameha (Jpn) and MSW & G1SP Faridat.

WATCH: Beach Patrol storms away to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

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