Rebellion to Stand at Norse Ridge

Son of Mozart won or placed in 17 of 26 races

Multiple graded stakes winner Rebellion, second in last year’s TVG Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, will enter stud in 2010 at Norse Ridge Farm in King Township, Ontario, Canada. The 5-year-old son of Mozart will stand for $3,500 (Canadian funds) for owner James R. Treptow.

Bred in Great Britain by Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley, Rebellion won or placed in 17 of 26 races and earned $816,277 in five years of racing in North America and England. After winning or placing in seven of his eight starts in England, he was purchased by Treptow’s Virginia-based Hickory Tree Stable.

Trained by H. Graham Motion, Rebellion captured the 2008 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland in 1:21.40 for seven furlongs and the Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park  He finished a fast-closing second, beaten a half-length, in the $1,000,000 TVG Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Oak Tree at Santa Anita and also ran second in that year’s Pat O’Brien Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar.

Rebellion also won the 2007 Steinlein Stakes on grass at Belmont Park and ran second in this year’s Commonwealth.

“He won at five different racetracks in North America, on turf and Polytrack, retired completely sound, and always showed tremendous heart and determination,” Treptow said. “He descends from the brilliant Danehill line and is sure to pass on his heart and durability to his offspring.”

“Rebellion was a strong competitor with an amazing burst of speed,” added Motion. “A very genuine and sound horse, he never ran a bad race and tried hard every time.”

Rebellion is out of English group II winner Last Resort (by Lahib).