Pollard's Vision to Waldorf in NY
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 3:37:16 PM
Last Updated: 3/1/2013 2:08:51 PM

Pollard's Vision  , sire of champion Blind Luck, will stand this year at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., for a fee of $5,000 stand and nurse.

The 12-year-old stallion (Carson CityEtats Unis, by Dixieland Band) formerly stood at John Greely IV's Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky. He will remain the property of a syndicate.

Blind Luck, a member of Pollard's Vision's first crop, won five graded stakes the year she was named 2010 champion 3-year-old filly including the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes (gr. I), and the Las Virgenes (gr. I). She captured a career total of 10 stakes, all graded, and earned $3,279,520.

"We are very excited to bring Pollard's Vision to New York breeders," Bilinski said. "He relocates as a successful stallion that has the proven ability to throw a champion. He is by Carson City, just like the hugely successful former New York-based sire City Zip  . It is a line that really works well here. Having bred 165 mares in 2010, foals from his biggest and best book of mares are on their way to the starting gate this year. This gives breeders a lot of upside potential. His ability to get a sound, fast, versatile runner with a high AEI makes him a perfect fit for New York."

A grade II winner and millionaire, Pollard's Vision ranked third as a freshman sire by progeny earnings. His first crop not only yielded Blind Luck but eight other stakes winners.

"I have been involved with Pollard since he was foaled right here at Wintergreen and then returned to stand here at stud," Greely said. "He is a great-looking, smart horse who has been incredible to be around."

Pollard's Vision has sired 13 stakes winners including multiple stakes winners Il Villano, Air Crew, Vertical Vision, and Professor Pollard. His runners have earned more than $9.6 million.

Pollard's Vision will continue to shuttle to La Mission in Argentina, where he has averaged 130 mares a year for the past three years.
 



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