Two-year-old fillies Sprouts and Eddies Curl, the 1-2 finishers in
Friday’s CTBA Stakes for trainer Edward Freeman and owner J. Paul Reddam
are both first-crop progeny of Square Eddie. Imported by Reddam from
England in the fall of 2008 as a 2-year-old, Square Eddie was runner-up
in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to Midshipman, the Del Mar Futurity
winner who went on to be accorded the Eclipse in the Juvenile category.
Sent to stud at the Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall in early 2010, Square Eddie got his first stakes win with Sprouts in the $100,250 Cinderella
Stakes on June 15 at Hollywood Park. The performance of Sprouts and
Eddies Curl further enhances the reputation of Square Eddie as a sire.
“That’s so exciting, I’m happy for everybody,” said Doug O’Neill, who
trained Square Eddie during his racing career for major client Reddam.
“It’s really unbelievable how good those Square Eddies (progeny) have
But not entirely surprising.
“He was a brilliant horse,” O’Neill said. “He could sprint or go two
turns and he had a great mind. You never know what’s going to happen
when they go to stud, and it’s early for him, but it’s great to see the