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G1 winner Liaison retires to Spendthrift

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Grade 1 winner Liaison has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY for a fee of $10,000 stands & nurses.

“Liaison retires as a very sound horse after racing at the highest of levels for three straight years, and we’re happy to have him at the farm and available for breeders to come out and see,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “Liaison is a tremendous-looking individual with great conformation, and obviously he’s a Grade 1-winning two-year-old by Indian Charlie, like Uncle Mo. We believe breeders are going to love him.”

Campaigned by trainer Bob Baffert and owners Arnold & Ellen Zetcher, the 4-year-old Indian Charlie colt is a multiple graded stakes winner who earned his biggest career victory in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (G1) at Hollywood Park as a two-year-old. 

Earlier at two, Liaison broke his maiden at Santa Anita and won the Real Quiet S. at Hollywood, before closing his juvenile campaign out with a three-race win streak that culminated in the CashCall. Liaison was ranked in the top five of weighted two-year-olds in North America on the 2011 Experimental Free Handicap at 120 lbs.

At three, Liaison raced exclusively in top graded stakes, placing in races like the Jim Dandy S. (G2), Swaps S. (G2), and Affirmed S. (G3). In 2013, he captured the Santana Mile S. at Santa Anita in his seasonal debut in March before winning the Mervyn LeRoy H. (G2) at Hollywood in May over Kettle Corn, netting a career-high 107 Beyer. 

An earner of $767,288 lifetime, Liaison joins Uncle Mo as the only Grade 1-winning juveniles at stud by the late Indian Charlie. He’s out of the multiple stakes-winning mare Galloping Gal. 

For more information about Liaison, or to set up a private inspection, please contact Ken Wilkins, Des Dempsey, or Mark Toothaker at 859-294-0030, or visit www.SpendthriftFarm.com.

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