Competitive Edge To Ashford

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Competitive Edge | Coolmore

“TDN Rising Star” and 2014 GI Hopeful S. winner Competitive Edge (Super Saver– Magdalena's Chase, by Cape Town) has been retired to Coolmore's Ashford Stud for the 2016 breeding season.

“Competitive Edge was a push-button horse from day one and was exceptionally talented,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “He had early speed, a fantastic temperament and is a very good-looking individual–all the attributes to make an impact as a stallion, just like his sire.”

Bred by WinStar Farm, the bay was purchased by bloodstock agents Alex Solis II and Jason Litt for $750,000 on behalf of Nancy Favreau and Kathy Psoinos at last year's Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. Michael Tabor later bought into the colt following a dazzling 10 1/4-length debut victory at Saratoga last summer.

Competitive Edge followed that with a decisive score in that venue's GI Hopeful S., after which he was sidelined by a hairline fracture in his left foreleg. Returning six months later, the sophomore added victories in the Tamarc S. Mar. 27 and GIII Pat Day Mile S. May 2 to bring his record to 7-4-0-0 and earnings to $519,280.

Ashford Stud's Dermot Ryan added, “As a juvenile he won the Hopeful in the fastest time since 2001, and this year he broke the stakes record for a mile at Churchill Downs. He is a lovely horse and I think breeders will be very impressed when they see him. He's at the farm and available for inspection.”

A fee will be announced at a later date.

 

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