Spendthrift Farm stallion Court Vision, the five-time Grade 1 winner and Breeders’ Cup champ, will shuttle to Chile for the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season after an agreement was reached to stand at Juan Carlos Harding’s Haras Las Araucarias.
The shuttle deal was brokered by Sullivan Bloodstock in Chile in conjunction with Matt Bowling Bloodstock in Lexington, KY. Court Vision has stood his first three seasons at Park Stud in Ontario as property of Spendthrift, and he’s the first stallion to be offered to Canadian breeders through Spendthrift’s Share The Upside Program. His first yearlings hit the sales market this summer, including four cataloged in next month’s Fasig-Tipton July Sale in Lexington, KY.
Court Vision enjoyed a stellar career on the racetrack that culminated with a win in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) over Goldikova and others in his final career start. The multimillionaire also won the Hollywood Derby (G1) at three, the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at four, the Gulfstream Park Turf H. (G1) and Woodbine Mile (G1) at five, accomplishing a rare feat of four straight years with a Grade 1 victory.
Aside from the five Grade 1 triumphs, Court Vision also owns graded wins in the Remsen S. (G2) and Iroquois S. (G3) on dirt as a juvenile, giving him graded stakes wins in all five years he raced, along with major wins on both dirt and turf. He also broke his maiden impressively over Keeneland’s Polytrack as a 2-year-old.
An eight-time graded stakes winner and earner of $3,746,658, Court Vision retired to stud as one of North America’s most accomplished racehorses this century. By Gulch, Court Vision is out of a half-sister to champion sire and leading sire of sires A.P. Indy.
Court Vision’s North America fee was $10,000 stands and nurses in 2014. His fee during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season has yet to be determined.