Grade 1 winner Long On Value joins Florida stud roster for 2019

Edited Press Release
December 06, 2018 12:22pm
Grade 1 winner Long On Value joins Florida stud roster for 2019
Photo: Julia Ferreira/HRN
Pleasant Acres Stallions announced Thursday that Long on Value – the multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire ­– will stand in Florida for the 2019 breeding season for a $2,500 fee. With 32 starts, Long on Value finished in the top four in 22 races, 12 of them graded.

“He brings stamina and resilience on dirt or turf – going short or long," said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres Stallions. "Breeders should find a lot to like about Long on Value." 

Long on Value won eight stakes, including the Highlander (G1) at Woodbine, the Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita and the Canadian Turf (G3), all at different ages before his retirement earlier this year at 7. He was also second by a nose in the Al Quoz Sprint (G1) in Dubai in 2017 and third in both the Woodbine Mile (G1) and Maker's 46 Mile (G1).

Campaigning at 15 tracks in four countries (U.S., Canada, England, Dubai), Long on Value won on dirt and turf, while going short and long, and earned more than $1.13 million. In a racing career that spanned 7 seasons under four trainers, including Bill Mott and finally Brad Cox, Long on Value tallied seven triple-digit Beyer ratings and was 60% in the money. 

Long on Value was originally purchased as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale at Timonium, by Patrick Morell as agent for Richard Hessee. Part way through his juvenile season, he was purchased by George Kerr and Wachtel Stables, for whom he ran through his 6-year-old season (with partners). He was sold at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in 2017.

After Long on Value’s retirement from the track, Morell brokered the deal for Kerr to buy him back as a stallion prospect. 

Long on Value will join stallions Amira’s Prince, As De Trebol, Beau Choix, Bucchero, Handsome Mike, Learn, Neolithic, Ride On Curlin and Treasure Beach at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala.

For more information on Pleasant Acres Stallions, visit Pleasant Acres Stallions is located at 2153 S.E. HWY-41, Morriston, Florida 32668.


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