Saratoga County, who was produced from the Grub mare Grub's Dancer, is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in October.
Tom Simon's Vinery has purchased a majority interest in the breeding rights of millionaire and group I-winning sprinter Saratoga County. Winner most recently of the March 26 Gulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), Saratoga County is scheduled to enter stud at Vinery Stud near Summerfield, Fla.A 4-year-old son of Valid Expectations, Saratoga County carries a four-race win streak started last fall at Churchill Downs. He began this year with a track-record score of 1:08.99 in the six-furlong Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, then took the General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel. His victory in the $2-million Golden Shaheen at six furlongs came over a field that included top sprinter Pico Central.Saratoga County has won six of 17 races and earned $1,646,590 for owner Evelyn Pollard and trainer George Weaver. He was a winner at Saratoga first time out as a 2-year-old and captured the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) last spring.