Robert J. Baron and WinStar Farm's Grade I-winning millionaire Promises Fulfilled (Shackleford–Marquee Delivery, by Marquetry) has been retired from racing and will enter stud at WinStar for the 2021 breeding season. His fee has been set at $10,000 S&N.
Promises Fulfilled won five graded stakes at distances from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles–winning the GI H. Allen Jerkens S., GII Fountain of Youth S., GII John A. Nerud S., GII Phoenix S., and GIII Amsterdam S.
“When we look for stallion prospects, we want brilliance,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar's president, CEO, and racing manager. “Promises Fulfilled not only meets that criteria, but brings the added benefit of durability, a rare trait for horses with his speed. When you look at his past performances, you see him in front in 15-of-17 starts, no matter the distance. You see him running at least :44 and change six different times in graded stakes and he competed in 15 graded stakes, including eight Grade Is. We are excited to offer our full support to him and include him in our “Dream Big Lifetime Breeding Right Program.”
Trainer Dale Romans added, “Promises Fulfilled ranks right up there with the best horses I've trained. He's a lot like his sire in the mental toughness department and he is an extremely intelligent horse. He won major races on all the main stages–Gulfstream, Keeneland, Saratoga, and Belmont.”
Bred in Kentucky by David Jacobs, Promises Fulfilled hails from the Storm Cat line. Promises Fulfilled was produced from the multiple graded stakes-placed Marquetry mare Marquee Delivery and is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Marquee Miss (Cowboy Cal).