(Edited press release)
Stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Distorted Reality will stand the 2009 breeding season at Douglas Arnold’s Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced Jan. 9. Distorted Reality will stand for a fee of $5,000 on a live foal/stands and nurses basis.
The 5-year-old son of leading sire Distorted Humor is out of the Unbridled mare Christy Love, making him a half brother to stakes winners Atticus Kristy and Fiery Dancer. He comes from the immediate family of Tamerett, which has produced Gone West, Lady Joanne, Tappiano, Known fact, Tentam, Lion Cavern and Baghdaria.
Distorted Reality was bred and raced by Centaur Farm, Inc. and trained by Todd Pletcher. He won the Lexington Stakes and Academy Award Stakes, both at Belmont Park, as well as placing in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. II), the Saranac (gr. III), Hill Prince (gr. III) and Bryan Station.
From 18 lifetime starts, Distorted Reality posted a record of five wins, four seconds and a third with $361,362 in career earnings. He will stand as the property of a partnership between Fleming Thoroughbred Farm, LLC and the William Matthews Family Trust.
Distorted Reality is scheduled to arrive at Buck Pond Farm Jan. 13. He will be available for inspection throughout the remainder of the Keeneland January sale week. Buck Pond will host a special open house Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to introduce Distorted Reality as well as the farm’s other new arrival, Niagara Causeway. All Buck Pond stallions will be available for shows.