TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Court Vision , who also captured the 2010 Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), will be paraded in the Woodbine walking ring Nov. 26 at noon as part of a retirement ceremony for the future Canadian stallion.
Court Vision is to stand at Michael Byrne’s Park Stud in Ontario in 2012.
Court Vision, who was purchased by Spendthrift Farms in August and moved to Dale Romans barn, was last of 13 at the half under a patient ride by Albarado in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. But he came flying through the stretch and held off a late charge from 2011 Woodbine Mile winner Turallure to win by a nose. Court Vision, sent to post at odds of 64-1, combined with Turallure for a unique and lucrative "Woodbine Mile exacta" that paid $1,979.60.
Romans believes Court Vision is an ideal stallion.
“People should know that this is the type of horse who can right the ship a little bit in the soundness of racehorses,” said Romans. “When you get a horse that’s raced as long as he has, he can put his soundness and durability back into his foals.”
The handsome dark bay son of Gulch-Weekend Storm retired with a record of nine wins, four seconds and four thirds from 31 lifetime starts and a bankroll in excess of $3.7 million.
The retirement ceremony will commence at noon in advance of Woodbine's’s 10-race card which features the $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes. First-race post time is 1 p.m.