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Xchanger to Rising Hill in Florida

Xchanger won or placed in eight stakes and earned $774,990.

Xchanger, a multiple graded stakes winner, will enter stud at Jim and Sheila DiMare’s Rising Hill Farm near Ocala, Fla. A fee will be announced later.

A 5-year-old son of Exchange Rate, Xchanger won or placed in nine of 18 races and earned $774,990. At 2, he captured the Sapling Stakes (gr. III) in his second start and placed in the Nashua (gr. III) and Boyd Gaming’s Delta Jackpot (gr. III) Stakes.

As a 3-year-old, Xchanger won the Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park in what marked his biggest win for owners Circle Z Stable, Joseph Masone, and Mark Shuman, who trained him. Xchanger also won that year's Federico Tesio Stakes and placed in the Meadowlands Cup Handicap (gr. II) against older horses and the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

In the 2008 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap at Philadelphia Park, Xchanger came within a nose of the winner in the seven-furlong stakes in which a track record of 1:20.53 was set. 

Bred in Florida by Oscar Martinez, Xchanger is out of the winning Crafty Prospector mare Saragoza, who is out of Venezuelan group I winner Luna Pier.