Millionaire and grade I-winning sprinter Euroears, has been retired from racing and will begin his stud career in 2012 at JEH Stallion Station's Oklahoma Division near Wynnewood, Okla. His fee has been set at $4,500.
Campaigned by Jim and Marilyn Helzer of JEH, 7-year-old Euroears won or placed in 14 of 22 starts and earned $1,049,894. He captured the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) in July while setting a six-furlong track record of 1:08.17 at Del Mar. This year, he also won the Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) and ran second in the Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I). He contested this year’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Euroears also won the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes, the F.W. Gaudin Memorial Stakes, the Colonel Power Stakes, and the Thanksgiving Handicap, all at Fair Grounds. He was second in the Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III) and third in the Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III). He ran a quarter-mile in :21 and change 10 times. He was trained this year by Bob Baffert.
Bred in Kentucky by Gary E. and Bonnie Peterson, Euroears is out of the graded stakes-winning, multiple stakes-producing Heff mare Unky and Ally, a half sister to the dam of stakes winner True Course.
Breeders who pay the fee in full by Jan. 31, 2012 can breed for a discounted fee of $3,000.