B. Wayne Hughes’ four-time grade I winner Court Vision will be retired following the Nov. 5 TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) and will enter stud in 2012 at Michael Byrne’s Park Stud in Ontario, Canada. The fee will be determined later.
The 6-year-old son of Gulch will be offered as part of the Share The Upside program of Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm.
Court Vision, who will be competing in the Mile for the third consecutive year, has won eight of 30 starts and earned $2,666,658. A multiple graded stakes winner on dirt and turf, he won the Woodbine Mile, Shadwell Turf Mile, Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, and Hollywood Derby, all grade I.
His victories also include the Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT), Remsen Stakes (gr. II), and Iroquois Stakes (gr. III). Among the top 3-year-olds of his generation, Court Vision placed in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth (gr. II) on the Kentucky Derby trail.
“Court Vision possesses the pedigree, looks and race record that make him an attractive stallion prospect in any market,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm general manager, in a statement. “We’ve been continuously looking to expand on the Spendthrift brand and introduce our popular Share The Upside program to breeders in different regions, and Canada is a market with a terrific breeding program that we’ve had an interest in for some time. We feel like we finally have the perfect horse for that market with Court Vision, and we look forward to building relationships with Canadian breeders and sharing a great stallion prospect with them.”
Bred in Kentucky by W. S. Farish and the Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership, Court Vision is out of Weekend Storm, a daughter of Storm Bird who is full sister to Summer Squall and half sister to leading sire A.P. Indy.