Grade I Winner Pomeroy to Cloverleaf in Florida

Pomeroy, a two-time grade I winner at Saratoga, will be retired from racing following the Nov. 4 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to stand at John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.

Five-year-old Pomeroy was a grade I winner at Saratoga in 2004 and this year. He captured the King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) as a 3-year-old and the Forego Handicap (gr. I) in September.

Pomeroy was bought privately by current owner David Hutson after he finished unplaced in last fall's Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) for Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Pomeroy came out of the race with ankle chips and missed the Sprint, and Hutson planned to retire him to stud for 2006. Following a close examination, it was decided to have the chips removed and return him to racing if possible.

Pomeroy, who recuperated from the operation at Cloverleaf, was placed with trainer Marty Wolfson this year. He raced just once before the Forego, finishing second in the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) July 15 at Calder Race Course.

Bred by Cherry Valley Farm, Pomeroy (Boundary--Questress, by Seeking the Gold) has won seven of 17 starts and earned $845,050. He boasts additional stakes wins in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) and Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) as well as six graded stakes-placings.

The stud fee for Pomeroy has not been determined, but contracts currently are available through the end of October at a price of $10,000 if the contracts are ratified prior to Pomeroy's start in the Sprint.

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