GISP Loggins Retired

Loggins winning at Churchill | Coady

GISP Loggins (Ghostzapper-Beyond Blame, by Blame), a TDN Rising Star following an 8 1/2-length victory at Churchill Downs last September, has been retired from racing. Stud plans are pending.

Purchased for $460,000 at Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga, the Popatop-bred colt was campaigned by a partnership consisting of Spendthrift Farm LLC, Steve Landers Racing LLC, Martin S. Schwartz, Michael Dubb, Ten Strike Racing, Jim Bakke, Titletown Racing Stables, Kueber Racing LLC, Big Easy Racing LLC, and Winners Win.

Agent Liz Crow, reflecting on the purchase of Loggins in Saratoga, said, “When we bought Loggins in Saratoga, Brad Cox and I thought he was the best physical in the sale. We relooked at our list the evening before the sale and felt he was a must have.”

He had athleticism, power, and was very mentally tough.”

Following his impressive win in Kentucky, he returned to be a close-up second behind ultimate juvenile champion Forte in the GI Breeders' Futurity.

“Loggins was a beautiful yearling. I was quickly drawn to him given the fact we had trained the mare,” said trainer Brad Cox. “He was a precocious, fast 2-year-old that showed brilliance from day one. His race in the GI Breeders' Futurity may have been one of the most impressive races by a 2-year-old that season.”

“We were looking forward to running him in the classics after that performance. Unfortunately, he had a setback he could not come back from. He was cut out to be special.”

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