Multiple grade I winner Court Vision has been purchased privately by Spendthrift Farm and will be trained by Dale Romans through the remainder of the season before retiring to stud, Spendthrift’s general manager Ned Toffey confirmed Aug. 26.
The 6-year-old son of Gulch out of the Storm Bird mare Weekend Storm was transferred to Romans’ Saratoga barn from the care of Rick Dutrow Jr. Aug. 25 and will continue pointing toward the $1 million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 18; he won the event last year by 1 1/4 lengths.
“We purchased him primarily for breeding purposes but he will run, obviously as much as any racehorse can have a plan to run, for the rest of the year,” Toffey said. “That’s the plan—to race him through the year and retire him at the end. Beyond that, his stud plans are not determined except to say that he’ll be another horse in our ‘Share the Upside’ program, which we’re doing in New York and Kentucky.