Pulpit Son Power Broker to Hill 'n' Dale
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 11/19/2013 3:08:06 PM
Last Updated: 11/20/2013 1:36:23 PM

Power Broker
Photo: EQUI-PHOTO/Bill Denver

Pulpit's grade I-winning son Power Broker   has been retired from racing and will stand at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, for a 2014 fee of $10,000 live foal.

Power Broker, who brought $360,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale, is out of the stakes-winning Wild Again mare Shop Again, who is a half sister to grade I-winning millionaire Miss Shop and grade II victor Trappe Shot  . Power Broker's yearling half sister by Malibu Moon   sold for $1,000,000 at this year's Keeneland September sale.

Raced by Gary and Mary West, Power Broker broke his maiden by an easy 6 1/2 lengths in the 2012 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old chestnut was first or second in four of his five starts this year, including a victory in the Oct. 5 Indiana Derby (gr. II) where he defeated millionaire Uncaptured  .

Power Broker's other accomplishments include a score in the June 8 Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park and running second to multiple grade I-winning millionaire Verrazano   in the July 28 William Hill Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I). He retires sound with career earnings of more than $865,000.

"Power Broker is a handsome-looking, attractive individual that was always a good horse to be around," said Ben Glass, the West's racing manager, in a release. "Just a lovely colt."

"Power Broker was a grade I-winning 2-year-old that trained on," added John Sikura, president of Hill 'n' Dale Farms. "He is by an important sire of sires, who has sired the likes of leading sire Tapit  . This pedigree continues to deepen with graded stakes performers and is highly respected in the sales ring. We expect him to be very popular with breeders. The West's racing and breeding operation is first class, and they will be supporting the horse with very nice mares."



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