Discreet Lover (Repent–Discreet Chat, by Discreet Cat), upset winner of the 2018 GI Jockey Club Gold Cup S. at Belmont Park and earner of nearly $1.5 million, has been retired from racing to stand at Kerry and Leigh Ann Hopper's R Star Stallions in Anderson, Indiana. The 8-year-old will stand for a fee of $2,000, with special considerations for approved mares.
Discreet Lover, campaigned by owner Trin-Brook Stables, Inc. and trainer Uriah St. Lewis, is out of an unraced half-sister to millionaire and Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Desert Code (E Dubai). He was bred in Florida by Woodford Thoroughbreds.
“Discreet Lover ran in 17 graded stakes and 17 other stakes during his career, so he went up against the best of the best and he proved himself to be a hard-trying and talented horse over his long career,” said Kerry Hopper. “He was precocious enough to win as a 2-year-old, and even though most of his wins were going a route of ground, he also showed the ability to sprint when he had the chance, so we think he's going to be a versatile stallion and a good fit for the lucrative Indiana breeding program.”