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Preakness (G1) winner Cloud Computing sires first foal

January 17, 2020

Preakness-G1 winner Cloud Computing at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

Classic winner Cloud Computing at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

Spendthrift Farm stallion Cloud Computing, the 3-year-old millionaire who captured the 2017 Preakness S. (G1), sired his first reported foal on Jan. 9th when a colt was born at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York.

Bred by Howard Nolan Jr., the dark bay colt is out of the young Girolamo mare Best Manners, whose dam is three-time black type winner India Halo (Arg).

On the track, Cloud Computing captured his six-furlong debut at Aqueduct and jumped straight onto the 2017 Triple Crown Trail, finishing runner-up in the Gotham S. (G3) just three weeks later. In his next start, he rallied to be third in the Wood Memorial (G2).

Trainer Chad Brown pointed Cloud Computing to the Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico, and the dark bay colt rewarded his connections with their first Classic victory, out-dueling 2-year-old champion Classic Empire to score the monumental win.

Cloud Computing retired with earnings of $1,125,200, becoming the first Classic winner to enter stud at Spendthrift since Affirmed. He covered 171 mares in his first book, making him one of the most popular first-season stallions in North America in 2019. Cloud Computing is set to stand his second season at Spendthrift for $7,500 S&N.

For more information about Cloud Computing or Spendthrift Farm, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit