Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation (Distorted Humor--Alternate, by Seattle Slew) will stand at Pin Oak Stud in 2014. A homebred for Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak, the 5-year-old won four races at the graded level, including the GII Oaklawn H. and GII Peter Pan S. A fee has yet to be announced.
"In my opinion, Alternation is one of the best-looking horses I’ve ever had," Abercrombie said. "He’s got all the right qualities."
At two, Alternation broke his maiden by seven lengths in his second start and he returned the following season to earn "TDN Rising Star" status after a score at Oaklawn in February. He later took the Peter Pan S. and finish a close-up second in the Oklahoma Derby. The dark bay won four consecutive stakes to kick off his 4-year-old campaign, including Oaklawn’s Essex H. and GIII Razorback H. The Donnie Von Hemel trainee added wins in the Oaklawn H. and Pimlico Special before taking the Governor’s Cup.
Alternation is out of the graded stakes winning mare Alternate, who is a half-sister to Canadian Horse of the Year and top sire, Peaks and Valleys. He retires with nine wins from 19 starts and $1,064,727 in earnings.
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