GSW Sergei Prokofiev to Stand at Whitsbury Manor


Sergei Prokofiev |

Group winner Sergei Prokofiev (Scat Daddy-Orchard Beach, by Tapit) will stand at Whitsbury Manor Stud in 2021 after an agreement was reached with Coolmore Stud, the UK nursery announced on Monday. A fee has not yet been set.

Bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms Inc., he caught the eye of MV Magnier at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, who went to $1.1 million to secure the son of Orchard Beach. Named a 'TDN Rising Star'after graduating by 7 1/2 lengths at Navan at second asking for Aidan O'Brien and a Coolmore partnership in April of 2018, he added a win at listed level at Naas a month later and was a solid third in the G2 Coventry S. behind Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}) and subsequent three-time Group1 winner Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) that June. In October of 2018, he scored in the G3 Cornwallis S. His record stands at four wins from 13 starts and $181,145 in earnings.

“We are immensely excited to stand Sergei Prokofiev,” said Whitsbury Manor Stud Director Ed Harper. “His turn of foot in the Cornwallis S. at Newmarket really had to be seen to be believed and his performance at Royal Ascot put him firmly alongside the season's best 2-year-olds. He is an imposing individual typical of his sire Scat Daddy with an exaggerated athletic walk who will offer our clients an extremely commercial option for next season.”

Sergei Prokofiev's dam is a half-sister to GIII Hollywood Juvenile Championship S. victress Necessary Evil (Harlan's Holiday), while this is the extended family of GI Spinaway S. heroine Over All (Mr. Prospector). His half-sister by Medaglia d'Oro (hip 319) sold for $1.6 million to Shadwell during the second day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Monday.

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