Keyed Entry, 3 Others Sold to Saudi Arabia
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 8:11:07 PM
Last Updated: 10/17/2013 9:10:53 AM
Graded stakes performers Keyed Entry, Patriot Act, Roaring Fever, and Zavata have been sold to continue their stud careers in Saudi Arabia in deals brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
A powerful front-runner, Keyed Entry carried the colors of Starlight Racing to victory in the 2006 Hutcheson Stakes (fr. II), in which he defeated First Samurai , and the Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III). He was also second in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and third to in the Wood Memorial (gr. I). In all, he won four races with $322,852 in earnings.
Retired to stand at Bridlewood Farm in Florida, Keyed Entry is the sire of 22 winners from two crops of racing age. The son of Honour And Glory is a half-brother to six winners including this year's Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) winner Justin Phillip and 2012 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) victor Algorithms .
Tough campaigner Patriot Act retired to stud as the winner of four races, including the Jim Rasmussen Memorial Stakes, and $452,252 in earnings. He was also placed in four graded stakes including the Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I).
By leading sire of sires A P Indy, Patriot Act is out of grade III winner Classic Value and a half-brother to grade II scorer Class Kris, the dam of dual grade I winner Student Council.
From 82 foals of racing age, Patriot Act has sired 27 winners. He stood the past season at Questroyal Stud in New York.
Alysheba Stakes winner Roaring Fever heads to Saudi Arabia as the sire of 84 winners from 179 foals of racing age including multiple stakes winner Spa City Princess and the grade I-placed Roarin' Discovery. He stood the past season at Questroyal Stud as well.
By Storm Cat, Roaring Fever is a brother to triple grade I winner Raging Fever and grade II winner Stormin Fever . He is also from the immediate family of sire Hussonet.
Zavata, a $575,000 2-year-old in training purchase by Demi O'Byrne, was one of the best juveniles of his generation, winning the Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) by 7 1/4 lengths and Tremont Stakes (gr. III) by 6 1/4 lengths. The son of Phone Trick also ran third in the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga and returned the following year to take the Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II).
Retired as the winner of five races and $346,533 in earnings, Zavata is the sire of 112 winners from 235 foals of racing age led by Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Dakota Phone.
Zavata stood the past season at Foot Fall Farm in Palmyra, Ind.
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