Eight-time stakes winner Rainbow Heir (Wildcat Heir–Rainbow Pride, by Prospectors Gamble) will retire to the O'Farrell family's Ocala Stud for the 2018 breeding season upon the conclusion of his racing career. The 7-year-old, New Farm homebred, trained by Jason Servis, was last seen annexing the Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Nov. 25 to push his career earnings past $730,000 from a record of 30-13-4-3. He annexed the 2013 GIII Jersey Shore S., and has taken home a number of awards from the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey, including the 2014 New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year award.
Rainbow Heir is expected to make one or two more starts at Gulfstream Park before heading to Ocala in time for the 2018 breeding season. He will stand as property of New Farm, and his fee will be announced at a later date.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with New Farm on standing Rainbow Heir, who we believe to be a tremendous stallion prospect in the mold of his sire, Wildcat Heir,” said Ocala Stud's J. Michael O'Farrell. “This horse ticks all the right boxes: tremendous sprinter speed, looks and quality, sire power, and he was such a versatile and durable racehorse. He's won eight stakes races on both surfaces, including a graded stakes on dirt as a 3-year-old, and he's earned six 100-plus Beyer Speed Figures to date. Everyone knows about New Farm's success with Wildcat Heir, and Rainbow Heir will be given a big shot to carry on his sire's legacy in Florida.”