Pleasant Acre Stallions

First Mares in Foal for New Stallions at Pleasant Acres

The four first-year stallions at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida--Verifying, Doppelganger, Simplification, and Chess Chief--as well as Bodexpress, who is new to Florida after standing three years in California, all have had multiple mares confirmed in foal to kick off their stud careers. "Since the breeding shed opened this season, we have had a very active stallion barn," said Christine Jones, the farm's director of stallion services. "We have recently received confirmation that all five of our exciting new stallions have mares in foal, so we are off to a...

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Pleasant Acres Optimistic on New Sire Quintet

Pleasant Acres Farm outside of Morriston, Florida launched its stallion division in 2013 with the vision of bringing top-class sires to the Sunshine State. Over a decade later, the operation founded by Joe and Helen Barbazon is still working toward that same goal. This year they've provided a major boost to the Florida stallion ranks with the addition of five newcomers for 2024, bringing their stallion roster up to a total count of 13 members. With his first-crop of 2-year-olds hitting the track this year, Bodexpress (Bodemeister) has relocated from...

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GSW Magic On Tap's First Foal A Filly

GSW Magic on Tap (Tapit) is celebrating his first foal--a filly out Sea Gazer (Tiznow)--who arrived just after midnight Jan. 17 for breeder Scott Miller, Pleasant Acres Stallions said in a Thursday release. Sea Gazer's dam Seafree (Chief Seattle) collected four wins including the GII La Canada S. and was third in the GI Santa Margarita Invitational H. She produced MSW Interest Free (Exchange Rate) who is responsible for SW Market Analysis (Honor Code). Seafree is a half-sister to GI Belmont S. and GI Travers S. runner-up Fly Down (Mineshaft)....

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Florida Horse Of The Year Simplification Arrives At Pleasant Acres For Stud Duty

Pleasant Acres Stallions welcomed to its roster GISP Simplification (Not This Time), who will stand the 2024 season for $6,500, the Florida farm said in a release Thursday. "We are pleased to bring a talented son of Not this Time into our stallion barn at Pleasant Acres Stallions," said Director of Stallion Services Christine Jones. "Simplification is a hometown hero for all of us in Florida and we are certain breeders will benefit from breeding to this Champion Horse-of-the-Year, Florida-bred, graded stakes winner." Bred by France and Irwin Weiner and...

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MGSW Leinster Represented By First Foal

Leinster (Majestic Warrior), a multiple graded-stakes winning half-brother to MGISW Stormy Liberal (Stormy Atlantic) and third in the 2020 GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, was represented by his first foal, a filly, Thurs. Jan. 5 at Pleasant Acres Stallions. "Leinster was a great addition to the stallion barn at Pleasant Acres Stallions," said breeder Helen Barbazon. "It's very exciting to see him produce such an exceptional filly in his first crop. We look forward to following this beautiful foal's career." Leinster will stand the 2023 season for $5,000.

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