Grade 3 winner Prospect Park retired to stud in California

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November 15, 2018 06:51pm
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Prospect Parkwinner of the Grade 3 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar, has been retired to stand at Harris Farms in Coalinga, California, it was announced Thursday.

The horse has been purchased by PVNC Stables LLC in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.

Prospect Park retires having won four of 18 starts and $539,770 in earnings for trainer Cliff Sise.

“Prospect Park brings talent, durability and pedigree to the table,” 
said Chad Schumer. “He was regarded as a Derby prospect by all around him at three but then showed that rare versatility to switch successfully to turf. He is also beautifully bred, being a son of emerging sire of sires Tapit. 

“As a horse who is well known to a Californian audience, we are anticipating that he will be an excellent fit at Harris Farms.

“He’ll stand his initial season for $2,500, which we believe offers breeders excellent value.”

A hard-knocking and consistent graded stakes performer, the son of Tapit enjoyed his finest moment as the wide-margin winner of the La Jolla Handicap.

He was also a Santa Anita maiden winner as a 2-year-old and ran placed on 10 occasions, notably when second to Dortmund in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes while on the Kentucky Derby trail.

He was also second in the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby and Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes and third in the Grade 2 Del Mar Derby and Greade 2 Californian Stakes. Along the way, he defeated some of the best of his generation, notably Lord Nelson, Om and Bolo.

Pamela and Martin Wygod’s homebred is out of the Bertrando mare Quiet Romance and therefore a half-brother to Santa Anita Oaks winner Silent Sighs and dual Grade 2 winner Proposed.

 

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