Moretti (Medaglia d'Oro–Rigoletta, by Concerto), a two-time stakes winner at marathon trips and twice placed at the Grade II level, will begin covering mares at Chesapeake Farm over the coming weeks, and breeders who come to the farm before the shed opens Feb. 14 will be afforded incentives to patronize the beautifully bred 7-year-old.
Moretti is standing as the property of Erik and Pavla Nygaard's Thor-Bred Stables, who bred and sold the colt for $900,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling before reacquiring him for $30,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale.
For a limited time, breeders who come to inspect Moretti will receive a free written report that analyzes their chosen mare with Moretti and three other stallions of the breeder's choice, as well as an assessment of family racing propensities, pedigree blends and physical matches.
“We want to provide breeders with all the information they need to make the best choice for their mare,” said Pavla Nygaard. “By offering these reports, we are confident that breeders will see the advantages of breeding to Moretti, who has a unique blend of proven talent and stamina, a gorgeous appearance and pedigree.”
A half-brother to the late 'TDN Rising Star' and GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway (Smart Strike), Moretti hails from the female family of GISW Patternrecognition (Adios Charlie) and champion female sprinter Musical Romance (Concorde's Tune).
“We are excited to welcome breeders to Chesapeake Farm to see Moretti n person,” said Collier Mathes, Chesapeake Farm's owner. “We believe that Moretti has the potential to be a top sire, comes at a superb value, and we are eager to share his talents with breeders who are looking for a young gorgeous stallion with a bright future.”
Moretti will cover mares at a fee of $5,000.