Millionaire Swept Overboard Sold to Shadai in Japan

The Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station has purchased millionaire Swept Overboard for stallion duty starting next year, according to published reports in Japan. The Japanese farm suffered the losses this year of stallions Sunday Silence, El Condor Pasa, and End Sweep, who is the sire of Swept Overboard.

Five-year-old Swept Overboard. who hasn't run since winning the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) in May, is scheduled to run in the Oct. 5 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) and the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in his final two starts for John Paul Reddam. Reddam bought Swept Overboard in training for $700,000 from the estate of Marshall Naify at the 2000 Barretts July mixed sale.

Swept Overboard, who ran a close fourth in last year's Sprint, has compiled a record of eight wins from 18 starts and $1,125,205 in earnings. His other grade I win came in last year's Ancient Title Breeders' Cup at six furlongs in 1:07.67 over the previous year's champion sprinter, Kona Gold..

Bred by Harry Mangurian Jr., Swept Overboard is the second stakes winner produced from the Cutlass mare Sheer Ice, who won 10 stakes and earned $432,425.