Barton Thoroughbreds

Bodexpress to Pleasant Acres in Florida for 2024

Grade I winner Bodexpress (Bodemeister--Pied a Terre, by City Zip) will stand the 2024 breeding season at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, FL, the farm announced on Tuesday. The 7-year-old stallion, who spent his first two years at stud at Barton Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, CA, will stand for a fee of $3,500. "We are excited about the arrival of Bodexpress to our stallion barn," Pleasant Acres Director of Stallion Services Christine Jones said. "It's always impressive when we can bring a [Grade I winner] into the Florida breeding program."...

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'Very Positive' Fasig-Tipton California Sale Topped by $250K Vronsky Colt

by Dan Ross & Jill Williams A $250,000 colt by late California sire Vronsky led Tuesday's one-session Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale, topping a dozen lots to sell for six figures. While the $5,751,500 gross for 185 head and $15,000 median (-11.76%) declined somewhat from the 2022 edition, average was up slightly from $30,522 in 2022 to $31,089 (+1.86%) this year. The buy-back rate, 25.7% in 2022, rose to 34%. "Buy-backs may be up a little bit," said Fasig-Tipton's California representative Mike Machowsky. "But the...

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MGSP Take the One O One to Stand at Barton Thoroughbreds

Take the One O One has been retired from racing and will enter stud for the 2022 season at Barton Thoroughbreds for $2,000 LFSN, with special consideration given to approved mares. The 7-year-old son of Acclamation out of the Jump Start mare North Freeway retires with lifetime earnings of near $500,000, which includes wins in the Snow Chief S. and Real Good Deal S., as well as a third-place finish to Bolt d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) in the GI FrontRunner S. "Barton Thoroughbreds is pleased to add Take the One O...

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Bodexpress to Barton Thoroughbreds

Bodexpress (Bodemeister--Pied a Terre, by City Zip) will begin his stud career next month at Barton Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, California. The 5-year-old won the GI Clark S. in the final race of his career last November at Churchill Downs. He was also second in the 2019 GI Xpressbet Florida Derby and third in the 2020 GIII Hal's Hope S. and 2019 GIII Harlan's Holiday S. On the board in 11 of 17 starts, he retired with four wins and earnings of $694,600. Bodexpress will stand the 2021 season for...

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