Breeders' Cup contender Eight Rings' breeding rights purchased

Breeders' Cup contender Eight Rings' breeding rights purchased
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire
Coolmore has secured the breeding rights to Grade 1 winner Eight Rings with plans to stand the colt at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud following his retirement from racing.
Owned and raced by a partnership comprised of SF Racing, LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. Fielding and Golconda Stables, Eight Rings was acquired for $520,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September yearling sale. He was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm and is trained by Bob Baffert.
Eight Rings broke his maiden in his first start, and most recently captured the American Pharoah Stakes (G1). The Empire Maker colt is slated to start next in Friday's Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita.
"We are excited that Eight Rings will have the opportunity to stand at Coolmore following retirement,” Tom Ryan of SF Racing said in a press release.
“As a member of the first racing stable of our co-ownership group we are particularly proud of Eight Rings and it is important to all of us that he be given the best possible chance at stud.
“We have the utmost respect for Coolmore and their ability to support world class stallion prospects, which we hope and expect Eight Rings to be.”
”Eight Rings was awesome in the American Pharoah Stakes and looks to be a colt with a huge future,” added Ashford manager Dermot Ryan. “We're delighted he's going to end up in Ashford.”
*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Dennis' Moment
Tiznow
7.91
D. Romans
1st, 2019 Iroquois (G3)
Probable
 Storm The Court
Court Vision
7.55
P. Eurton
3rd, 2019 American Pharoah Stakes (G1)
Possible
 Eight Rings
Empire Maker
7.21
B. Baffert
1st, 2019 American Pharoah Stakes (G1)
Possible
 Maxfield
Street Sense
6.21
B. Walsh
1st, 2019 Breeders' Futurity (G1) View Video
Possible
 Scabbard
More Than Ready
5.40
E. Kenneally
2nd, 2019 Iroquois (G3)
Possible
 Shoplifted
Into Mischief
5.17
S. Asmussen
5th, 2019 American Pharoah Stakes (G1)
Possible
 Wrecking Crew
Sky Kingdom
5.06
P. Miller
2nd, 2019 Del Mar Futurity (G1)
Possible
 American Theorem
American Pharoah
4.45
G. Papaprodromou
2nd, 2019 American Pharoah Stakes (G1)
Possible
 Billy Batts
City Zip
4.45
P. Miller
3rd, 2019 Zuma Beach (LS)
Possible
 King Neptune
War Front
4.45
A. O'Brien
4th, 2019 Middle Park Stakes (G1) View Video
Possible
 Anneau D'or
Medaglia d'Oro
B. Wright
Possible
 Full Flat
Speightstown
H. Mori
Possible

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