10/27/2015 5:21PM

The Big Beast retired to Ocala Stud in Florida

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Barbara D. Livingston
The Big Beast will stand the 2016 season at Ocala Stud in Florida.

Grade 1 winner The Big Beast has been retired from racing and will stand at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., for a fee to be determined at a later time.

The 4-year-old son of Yes It’s True finishes with four wins in nine career starts for earnings of $676,300. He won the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes and turned in runner-up finishes in the Grade 1 Forego Stakes and Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap.

Tony Dutrow trained The Big Beast for Alex and JoAnn Lieblong.

“The Big Beast was a tremendously fast and talented Grade 1 winner on the track, and he’s an imposing individual,” said J. Michael O’Farrell of Ocala Stud. “The Big Beast proved he was one of the best sprinters in the country over the last couple years, and he’s from a sire line that’s been successful in Florida. We’re very excited to work with owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong on standing The Big Beast, and we believe breeders are going to really like him.”

Bred in Maryland by Green Willow Farms, The Big Beast is out of the stakes-placed Deputy Minister mare V V S Flawless, whose five winners from six foals to race also includes stakes-placed Koh I Noor. He is from the family of Italian Group 3 winner Balqis.