The first foals by Grade I-winning multimillionaire Collected (City Zip–Helena Bay, by Johannesburg), have been reported at leading nurseries Airdrie Stud, Anderson Farms and Trackside Farm, Airdrie announced Tuesday. Airdrie Stud resident Believe You Can (Proud Citizen), winner of six stakes including the 2012 GI Kentucky Oaks, foaled a colt by Collected Feb. 1.
“We bred the most important mare on our farm to Collected and he has greatly rewarded our faith in him,” said Airdrie’s Bret Jones. “Believe You Can’s colt is an absolutely exceptional foal with the presence and charisma to match all the physical attributes you brag on with a great baby. It’s the best
possible start for a stallion in which we have tremendous belief.”
Dattt Echo (Stormy Atlantic), a Stakes-placed half-sister to GISW Mani Bhavan (Storm Boot), delivered a Collected filly at Anderson Farms in Ontario. “We are thrilled with the bone, leg and scope of our filly. Like a good one, she was up and nursing in 25 minutes. We bred 11 mares to Collected last year and are doing the same this year. He reminds me of Blushing Groom (Fr), who resonates in his family. I think he is one of the best values in the stud book, period,” said David Anderson.
It’schemistrybaby (Meadowlake) delivered a three-quarters brother to GSW Majestic City (City Zip) at Tom Evans’s Trackside Farm near Versailles, Kentucky.
“He has the qualities we hope to see in a young foal, length, depth and a confident presence. We are sending the mare right back to Collected,” said Evans.
Collected, who defeated Eclipse Champions Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) and Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky) in the 2017 GI TVG Pacific Classic, earned just shy of $3 million for Speedway Stable and Bob Baffert. He stands at Airdrie Stud for $17,500 stands and nurses. For more information, visit www.airdriestud.com or contact Cormac Breathnach at 859-873-7270 or [email protected].