Pleasant Acres Stallions

Breaking Lucky to Pleasant Acres for 2021

Breaking Lucky (Lookin At Lucky--Shooting Party, by Sky Classic), winner of the 2015 Prince of Wales S. in Canada and a Grade III winner and treble Grade I-placed later in his career, will continue his stud career at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, in 2021. He will stand for a fee of $5,000. Bred in Ontario by Christine Hayden, Breaking Lucky was a solid fifth to Shaman Ghost (Ghostzapper) in the 2015 Queen's Plate before turning the tables in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown at Fort...

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Gunnevera to Stand at Florida's Pleasant Acres Stallions

Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera (Dialed In-Unbridled Rage, by Unbridled) will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions near Morriston, Fla., for the 2021 breeding season. The Salomon Del Valle colorbearer goes to the breeding shed with a record of 21-6-5-3 and earnings of $5,561,800. It was announced earlier this month that he had been retired from racing. "Helen and I, and the entire team at Pleasant Acres Stallions, are thrilled to have Gunnevera begin his stallion career at our farm," said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres and syndicate manager. "He...

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Florida-Based Bucchero Third-Leading Second-Crop Covering Sire

While Mendelssohn and Justify covered well over 200 mares during their respective second seasons in the breeding shed in Kentucky this past winter, Florida-based Bucchero (Kantharos) claimed the bronze medal, having been bred to 161 mares, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club late last week. Bucchero was the first son of Kantharos to enter stallion duty and was bred to 130 mares during his first year at stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions in 2019. His two-year total of 291 mares makes him the most...

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Sweetontheladies to Pleasant Acres

Black-type winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Sweetontheladies (Twirling Candy--Whataclassybroad, by Yankee Gentleman) will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida for the 2021 breeding season with a $2,500 fee, the farm announced Monday. Sweetontheladies placed in five graded events and eight black-type races, finishing his career with earnings of $408,012 in 31 starts. "Helen and I are excited to have the black-type winning and graded stakes-placed sprinter, Sweetontheladies, join our roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions," said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres Stallions. "He has retired sound and brings stamina...

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First Foal For Long On Value

Long On Value (Value Plus--Long Message, by Orientate) was represented by his first foal Jan. 22, a colt born at Hidden Oaks Farm in Ocala. Owned by Just For Fun Stables, the foal is out of Valid Meadow (Meadowlake). Grade I winner Long On Value stands at Pleasant Acre Stallions.

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Stallions' First Foals: Bucchero

• Bucchero (Kantharos), a two-time winner of the GII Woodford S. who covered a book of 130 mares in his first year at stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, sired his first foal when Goldenlegacy'shope (Warrior's Reward) produced a filly at Golden Legacy Stables in Ocala Jan. 14. • "She was born very alert, good bone, very correct, good balance and beautiful," said Golden Legacy's Blaz Perez. • The first son to stud of Kantharos, Bucchero remains at $5,000 for the 2020 breeding season. The "Loyalty Lock-In Program--Breed...

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Bucchero 'Loyalty Lock-In' Program Unveiled

During the annual stallion show at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, Saturday, Jan. 11, Harlan Malter, whose Ironhorse Racing Stable campaigned two-time GII Woodford S. winner Bucchero (Kantharos--Meetmeonline, by General Meeting) and who serves as the managing partner of Bucchero Stallion LLC, announced a bonus program designed to reward breeders who patronize the sire during his first few seasons at stud. The "Bucchero Loyalty Lock-In: Breed Twice, Lock In the Price" incentive enables breeders who breed a mare to the splashy chestnut in 2020 and 2021--same mare or different...

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