Newfoundland Starting at Brookdale for $15,000

Newfoundland Starting at Brookdale for $15,000
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Newfoundland, during preparations for recent run in Breeders' Cup Classic.
Newfoundland, a multiple graded stakes winner and grade I-placed, has been retired to Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky., and will stand for $15,000 live foal.

A $3.3 million Keeneland September yearling bred by G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Newfoundland won this year's Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. III), which was taken off the grass, and the Skip Away Handicap (gr. III) in consecutive starts at Gulfstream Park to begin his 4-year-old campaign for Sumaya Us Stables and trainer Todd Pletcher. In the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) in July, he came within a neck of winning the historic race in a runner-up performance behind Peace Rules and ahead of Funny Cide. Newfoundland ran second to Funny Cide in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), and also finished second in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) and third in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II). Last year, he won the Coronado's Quest Stakes at Belmont Park.

A son of Storm Cat, Newfoundland is a full brother to English group II-placed The Mighty Tiger and a half-brother to stakes winner Full Mandate. His first three dams, Clear Mandate, Dream Deal, and Likely Exchange, respectively, are all grade I winners. Four of Clear Mandate's offspring that went through the Keeneland September yearling sales fetched a total of $9,975,000.

Newfoundland, who finished unplaced in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) in his last start, retired with seven wins from 22 starts and earnings of $677,534 racing in the U.S., England, and Ireland.

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