Adios Charlie , winner of the 2011 Jerome Stakes (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the immediate 2012 breeding season at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud Farm. His fee is $3,500 stands and nurses.
“Adios Charlie had real brilliance and could carry his speed a mile and beyond,” said O'Farrell in a release. “He's a grand-looking individual by the right sire and Florida breeders in particular should be familiar with his successful female family. We've had a lot of luck here with brilliant horses that could carry their speed, like Montbrook, Notebook, and others.”
Adios Charlie, a son of Indian Charlie, broke his maiden impressively by 6 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream in his first start at 3 before winning the Jerome a month later. He defeated graded stakes winners Astrology and Justin Phillip, as well as grade I-placed Rattlesnake Bridge, in the one-mile event in New York.
In his next two starts, Adios Charlie was a game runner-up in the Peter Pan (gr. II) and Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park. He retires with three wins and three seconds from seven starts and earnings of $251,090.
A $400,000 Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co.’s March 2-year-old in training purchase, Adios Charlie hails from one of Florida's most active families. His dam, the stakes-winning Northern Afleet mare Teak Totem, is a half or full sister to four stakes winners, including 2011 dual grade I winner Teaks North and dual graded stakes winner Wooden Phone.