Repent Returns to CloverLeaf

Leading Florida stallion has sired 29 stakes horses.

Repent, who began his stallion career at John Sykes’ CloverLeaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., will stand in 2012 at CloverLeaf, where he will join his newly retired son, Crown of Thorns, at stud. Repent’s fee is $3,000 stands and nurses.

A four-time graded stakes winner who ran second in the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I), Repent stood in 2011 at Vinery New York near Hudson, N.Y

A leading freshman sire in Florida in 2007, Repent is enjoying another banner year. Nationally, he is tied for the lead with four juvenile stakes winners. In Florida, he leads by 2-year-progeny earnings, with more than $800,000;  is tied for the lead with eight stakes winners, and ranks fifth by progeny earnings, with more than $2.8 million.

“We are excited about Repent's homecoming at CloverLeaf and believe he will be a leading sire in Florida for many years to come,” said CloverLeaf owner John Sykes. “It is absolutely vital to note that all of his success at stud up to this point has come from Florida mares including his leading 2011 crop of 2-year-olds that are sure to be exciting 3-year-olds next year.”

From five crops to race, 12-year-old Repent (Louis Quatorze--Baby Grace, by Cipayo) is represented by 29 stakes horses, including 18 stakes winners, and the earners of more than $12.4 million. Crown of Thorns, a two-time grade II winner, ran second in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I). His fee is $4,000.

Repent and Crown of Thorns, who will stand for $4,000, will be shown at CloverLeaf Jan. 14.