02 Nov Career Bows: Future Horse Country Stallions in the Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup is the career finale for a few stallions that will be joining us here in Horse Country soon. Seven stallions are set for their final race in their respective Breeders’ Cup divisions, before heading off to local farms to stand at stud.
2021 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Aloha West was recently announced as an addition to Mill Ridge Farm’s stallion roster. The son of Hard Spun is entered in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint this Saturday, Nov. 5, and will retire to Mill Ridge Farm after he attempts to defend his Championship title.
One of the leading horses from the first crop of top sire Gun Runner, Cyberknife will face off with G1 winner Cody’s Wish in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Saturday, Nov. 5. After that race, the G1 Haskell Stakes winner will retire to Spendthrift Farm and begin stud duty in the 2023 breeding season.
Golden Pal has been a dominant force on the turf since early in his career, and he is hoping to become the first male horse to win three Breeders’ Cup races in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this Saturday, Nov. 5. After the World Championships, he will retire to stud alongside his sire Uncle Mo at Coolmore at Ashford Stud.
Undefeated in his first five starts, Happy Saver has been a top older horse on the dirt since his victory in the 2020 G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes. The son of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver will make his final start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, Nov. 5, before retiring to stallion duties at Airdrie Stud.
Life is Good indeed for the connections of this colt, who has won four grade one races thus far. A Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner already, he will contest the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, Nov. 5 for owner/breeder WinStar Farm, who will also stand him as a stallion.
Joining Cyberknife as the new stallions in the Spendthrift Farm stallion barn will be Jackie’s Warrior, a five time grade one winner. The colt will seek victory in his third Breeders’ Cup start in this Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
A graduate of the Gainesway consignment at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Olympiad’s career will come full circle when he retires to stud at Gainesway Farm after the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, Nov. 5. Olympiad most recently won the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes at Saratoga.
Be sure to tune into the races and cheer for your favorites this weekend as the best of the best compete at Keeneland Racecourse!