Pleasant Acres Stallions

GSW Verifying To Stand At Florida's Pleasant Acres Stallions

Verifying (Justify--Diva Delite, by Repent), winner of the GIII Indiana Derby and a half-brother to Eclipse winner Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute), will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida for an introductory fee of $10,000 in 2024. Trained by Brad Cox after selling for $775,000 as a KEESEP yearling, Verifying began his career at two with a win in his first asking at Saratoga before placing in the GI Champagne S. at Belmont at the Big A in his second start. In addition to winning the Indiana Derby, he placed...

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'TDN Rising Star' Doppelganger Arrives At Pleasant Acres Stallions For Stud Duty

Pleasant Acres Stallions welcomes to their roster 'TDN Rising Star' and GISW Doppelganger (Into Mischief) who will stand in 2024 for $10,000 LFSN, the Florida farm said in a release Thursday morning. "Doppleganger exudes class in every sense. He's an eye-catching individual with more natural power and strength than his namesake Authentic. Commercially, he gives breeders an excellent chance to get a proper ROI, especially with the precocious nature of the broodmare base in Florida," said Tom Ryan. A $570,000 Fasig-Tipton Selected Showcase yearling, Doppelganger is out of the Quiet...

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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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Chess Chief Takes Up Stud Duty For $5,000 Fee At Pleasant Acres

Pleasant Acres Stallions welcomed 2021 Virginia Horse of the Year and GSW Chess Chief (Into Mischief) who will stand his inaugural season in Florida for a $5,000 fee, the farm said in press release on Friday. Bred by Morgan's Ford Farm, Chess Chief comes to the 220-acre breeding operation northwest of Ocala after finishing his racing career last January. The 7-year-old owned by the estate of James J. Coleman and trained by Dallas Stewart, earned $931,319 over the course of his career with his best effort coming when he won...

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Mutasaabeq Set to Begin Stud Career at Pleasant Acres

Graded stakes winner Mutasaabeq (Into Mischief--Downside Scenario, by Scat Daddy) has arrived at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida where he will stand his first season at stud for a fee of $6,500. Tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' following his debut win at Saratoga in 2020, Mutasaabeq was third in the GI Runhappy Hopeful S. in his second career outing before winning the GII Bourbon S. over the turf at Keeneland for Shadwell Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher. He added a win in the Mucho Macho Man S. in his...

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GSW Rushie Represented By First Foal

GII Pat Day Mile winner Rushie (Liam's Map) was represented by his first foal, a Florida-bred filly, born Jan. 31. Out of Julia's Pride (Proud Citizen), the filly is bred by Jay Goodwin, Susan Montanye and Andy Pickerell. "We couldn't be more pleased to congratulate the breeders on a really spectacular Rushie filly. She looks to have his powerful shoulder and plenty of leg, which is exactly what we were hoping Rushie would pass along to his progeny," said Dex Comardelle of Blue Star Racing. "This is a great start...

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First Foal For Sweetontheladies A Colt

The first foal by Pleasant Acres Stallions' Sweetontheladies (Twirling Candy) is a colt out of Spanish Fever (Spanish Steps), the farm reported Friday. One of three sons of Twirling Candy standing in North America, Sweetontheladies was a stakes winner at two and later added placings in three graded events, including a third to Imperial Hint (Imperialism) in the GI A. G. Vanderbilt H. "Sweetontheladies was a tenacious sprinter and is the only Twirling Candy stallion in Florida," said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres Stallions. "We are excited to see...

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GSW Rushie to Pleasant Acres Stallions

Rushie (Liam's Map--Conquest Angel, by Colonel Jonh), winner of the GII Pat Day Mile, arrived at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Ocala, Florida, where he will stand the 2022 season. The deal was brokered by Jacob West. "We are very pleased to have Rushie join our roster of exceptional stallions in Florida. Right now, there are only three stallions by Liam's Map being offered to breeders in 2022--two are standing in Kentucky at Spendthrift and Airdrie Stud, and Rushie is here at Pleasant Acres Stallions," said Joe Barbazon. "Being able to...

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MGSW Gunnevera Represented by First Foal

Pleasant Acres Stallions' Gunnevera (Dialed In--Unbridled Rage, by Mineshaft) was represented by his first foal, a colt out of Brass Cat (Bluegrass Cat), dam of Laurel winner Hard Rock Gold. The 2017 GII XpressBet Fountain of Youth S. winner Gunnevera, who began his stud career at Pleasant Acres Stallions in 2021, stands for $6,000. A winner of six career starts, he hit the board in six Grade I events before retiring with earnings of $5,561,800. "Gunnevera started life off as a bottle-fed orphan at 10 days old. The big chestnut...

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Curlin's Honor Sires First Foal

Curlin's Honor (Curlin--Franscat, by Stormin Fever), a seven-figure 2-year-old auction purchase who went on to become a dual stakes winner and six times graded stakes placed, has sired his first foal, a chestnut filly out of Be All You Can Be (War Front), Pleasant Acres Stallions announced Tuesday. "We're delighted to greet the first foal by Curlin's Honor, and this is an especially interesting one, as it's the first foal of a War Front mare closely related to Lines of Battle, War Flag and Civil Union," said Pedigree Consultants' Alan...

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Pleasant Acres Stallions Releases 2022 Fees

Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida has announced their 2022 stud fees. The roster is headed by hard-knocking MGSW & MGISP Gunnevera (Dialed In), who will stand for $6,000. Graded winners Bucchero (Kantharos), Leinster (Majestic Warrior) and Breaking Lucky (Lookin at Lucky), as well as MGISP Neolithic (Harlan's Holiday) are next, each at $5,000. The rest of the roster: Amira's Prince (Teofilo {Ire}), Bellavia (Honor Code), Curlin's Honor (Curlin), Gone Astray (Dixie Union), Handsome Mike (Scat Daddy), Long On Value (Value Plus), No Never No More (Scat Daddy) and Sweetontheladies (Twirling Candy)...

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Gone Astray Moves to Pleasant Acres

Leading Florida sire Gone Astray (Dixie Union--Illicit, by Mr. Prospector) has moved to Pleasant Acres Stallions for the 2022 breeding season and will stand for a fee of $2,500, Pleasant Acres announced Tuesday. The dark bay previously stood at Northwest Stud in Ocala. A three-time graded stakes winner in his career with victories in the GII Pennsylvania Derby and GII Ohio Derby as a sophomore, Gone Astray entered stud in 2012 and has accumulated over $12 million in progeny earnings. He has so far been represented by 175 total winners,...

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