Horse Greeley, a grade II winner at 2 and one of the highest-weighted runners on the Experimental Free Handicap, has been retired and will enter stud next year at the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. He will stand as the property of a syndicate.
By Mr. Greeley, Horse Greeley captured the 2006 Del Mar Futurity in one of his two wins at 2 at Del Mar. Racing for his breeders, Ray T. Parfet Jr. and his wife, Martha, Horse Greeley defeated subsequent grade I winners Great Hunter and Stormello in the $250,000 stakes.
On that year’s Experimental Free Handicap for males, Horse Greeley was weighted at 119 pounds.
“He is an extremely good-looking horse and has been since the day he was foaled,” said trainer Richard Mandella. “He is big, strong, and has good bone and a great mind. Horse Greeley also had a lot of talent, which he showed us, but was the victim of some bad luck his 3-year-old year.”
Horse Greeley started only three times after the Del Mar Futurity. His best effort came in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) when finishing third. He retired with two wins and two placings from six starts and earnings of $225,460.
“Horse Greeley was a standout as a foal here at Claiborne, and he certainly showed that he could run,” said Claiborne bloodstock manager Bernie Sams. “He’s by a solid sire and from a durable, quality family.”
Four-year-old Horse Greeley is out of the grade I stakes-placed Storm Cat mare Chile Chatte, whose dam is Chilean group I winner Carita Tostada.