Stallions on the move: The week in social media
Peace and Justice.
Pennsylvania has gained a new stallion prospect, Peace and Justice has relocated to a new farm, and the supplemental entries for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale are now available online.
Here is the 411 on what racing fans in the Mid-Atlantic region have been buzzing about on social media this past week:
Rowayton to stand at Diamond B
(An earlier version of the heading mistakenly had Rowayton going to Blackstone Farm. We regret the error. Please visit the Diamond B Farm website to learn more.)
It was announced this week that Rowayton, a Grade 1 placed earner of over $250,000, has been retired from racing and will now begin a career at stud for the 2021 breeding season at Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, PA.
A winner of two races from nine starts, Rowayton was campaigned on the track by OXO Equine LLC and was put through his paces by trainer Don Chatlos. The bay son of Into Mischief was regularly ridden by jockey Umberto Rispoli and finished in the money in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and the Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes back in 2018. Rowayton also managed to finish a solid third in the 2019 Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.
Bred by H. Allen Poindexter, Rowayton was a $320,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale in 2017. The colt impressed his connections right off the bat, winning at first asking at the age of two, when he was entered in a five-furlong maiden special weight at Del Mar Racecourse.
Rowayton will begin his career at stud with a fee of $5,000 for the 2021 breeding season. The young stallion will be the only son of champion sire Into Mischief standing in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Peace and Justice moves to Blackstone
Pennsylvania stallion, Peace and Justice, has been relocated from Northview Stallion Station to Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, PA, where he will now stand beginning for the 2021 breeding season.
On the track, Peace and Justice was a winner of three races from eight starts. The fleet-footed son of top sire War Front retired from racing after earning $137,448 on the track and entered stud in 2017. The first crop of offspring by Peace and Justice are two-year-olds of 2020, with Like a Saltshaker already representing his sire well, having won the Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Stakes, and placing a game second in the Awad Stakes at Belmont Park.
Peace and Justice will stand for a fee of $3,500 for the 2021 breeding season, paid when the resulting foal stands and nurses.
Fasig-Tipton supplemental entries up
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place December 8, and nearly 80 additional entries have been supplemented to the sale this week.
The December Mixed sale will offer 285 thoroughbreds for sale, and will include broodmares, weanlings, yearlings, and horses of racing age. Hips 205-210 in the supplemented catalog will consist of weanlings, yearlings, and mares that are in foal. Hips 211-283 will be made up of horses of racing age.
Both the original and the supplemental entries to the December sale can be viewed online. Print versions of the catalog will be available at the sales grounds on the day of the sale. Horses available for auction will be at the sales grounds for inspection the weekend prior to the auction.
The December Mixed Sale will commence at 11 a.m. at the state fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Both online bidding and phone bidding will be available to those who do not wish to attend the sale in person.
LATEST RACING NEWS
With a spotless eight-for-eight record, Pennsylvania-bred Chub Wagon is up to second in the latest Top Midlantic-bred Poll.
Argentinian jockey Maria Scaldaferri posted her first U.S. win Wednesday aboard Tempting Moment, a six-year-old maiden, at Colonial Downs.
Trainer Kent Sweezey will ship in a pair of sophomore fillies to tackle their elders in Pimlico stakes Saturday.
Grade 3-placed Wootton Asset will aim for his first stakes victory in Saturday’s 12-furlong Bald Eagle Derby at Pimlico.
A field of seven two-year-old fillies is scheduled to sprint five furlongs on the Delaware Park main track Wednesday.
Your five-minute read to catch up on all the Mid-Atlantic racing action you may have missed over the weekend…