Seize the Grey to Gainesway Upon Retirement

Seize the Grey in the Preakness winner's circle | Courtesy of Gainesway

This season's GI Preakness Stakes winner Seize the Grey (Arrogate–Smart Shopping, by Smart Strike) will stand at Gainesway near Lexington after he retires, said officials at Gainesway, who acquired his stallion rights, in a release Wednesday afternoon.

“We are excited to add Seize the Grey to our stallion roster, ” said Gainesway's general manager Brian Graves. “Arrogate was cut out to be a top sire and we are excited to have one his best sons stand at Gainesway. His speed and good looks should prove to be very popular with breeders.”

Seize the Grey burst onto the national scene when he captured the GII Pat Day Mile Stakes on the GI Kentucky Derby undercard May 4 and just two weeks later, added the Preakness. Currently the highest-earning son of the late Arrogate, Seize the Grey broke his maiden last year over eventual GI Belmont Stakes winner Dornoch (Good Magic) at Saratoga and is on target for the GI Travers Stakes Aug. 24. He races for MyRacehorse.

“He just keeps getting stronger and better, and I am expecting a big second half of the year,' said Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. “I truly believe his best races are yet to come.”

Upon his retirement, Seize the Grey will be one of just two sons of Arrogate standing in Kentucky, joining champion 3-year-old and Belmont/Travers winner Arcangelo. A stud fee will be announced upon retirement.

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