Battle Plan, a grade II winner for the Young family’s Overbrook Farm, has been sold to a group of Japanese breeders representing J.S. Company in Japan. The 5-year-old son of Empire Maker was retired from racing because of a torn suspensory in his right front leg. The injury occurred during a runner-up effort in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
According to Overbrook representative Ric Waldman, breeders from Kentucky and elsewhere made offers to buy Battle Plan but the Japanese offer was considerably higher.
Battle Plan, out of champion Flanders (by Seeking the Gold), won four of six races and earned $373,143, His big win came in the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) in March.
Battle Plan will remain at Overbrook near Lexington until he undergoes quarantine later in July.