Aloha West Retired to Mill Ridge

Aloha West | Sarah Andrew

Aloha West (Hard Spun–Island Bound, by Speightstown), winner of the 2021 GI Breeders' Cup Sprint, has been retired from racing and will begin his stud career next year at Mill Ridge Farm at a fee of $10,000 live foal.

Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and trained by Wayne Catalano, Aloha West was also second in last year's GII Stoll Keenon Phoenix S. and third in this year's GI Churchill Downs S. He retires with six wins from 13 starts and earnings of $1,507,290.

“This horse has the potential to be a great stallion as he had two key ingredients, speed and heart. And he is beautiful,” said Catalano.

Aloha West will be available for inspection starting Monday and every day of the Keeneland November sale at 2 p.m.

“This past week we have been syndicating Aloha West and have a foundation group of breeders participating,” said Mill Ridge Farm general manager Price Bell. “He is an exciting stallion prospect to join Oscar Performance as he has speed, pedigree blend, great looks and good price point. Eclipse is a terrific partner, and we look forward to the future for Aloha West and his stallion career. He will reside in the stall of his maternal grandsire, Gone West.”

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