Sophomore sire Wicked Strong (Hard Spun–Moyne Abbey, by Charistmatic) will stand at Dr. William Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa., for the upcoming 2021 breeding season. The syndicated stallion previously stood at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky.
“He’s by far the leading second-crop sire in the Mid-Atlantic region with earnings of $1.7 million,” said Solomon. “And he comes with 154 2-year-olds and yearlings, so I think his chances of succeeding are good for that reason. He also has nine stakes horses in his first two crops to race. All these things make him one of the most attractive sires in the Mid-Atlantic.”
Wicked Strong ranks third among the region’s active sires in 2020. He also ranks among the top 15 second-crop sires nationally and has had 53 individual winners to date. Among his two stakes winners and nine black-type horses are 3-year-old Evil Lyn, who won the Oct. 3 Hilltop S. at Pimlico on the Preakness undercard. Juvenile Brooklyn Strong had placed in the Bertram F. Bongard S. at Belmont the day prior.
Earner of nearly $2 million and the winner of both the GI Wood Memorial S. and the GII Jim Dandy S. during his sophomore campaign, Wicked Strong also placed in the GI Travers S. and two other Grade I events. He will stand for $3,500, payable when the foal stands and nurses.