09/11/2014 12:57PM

Brethren to stand at Pleasant Acres for 2015


Grade 3 winner Brethren, a half-brother to classic winner and current leading freshman sire Super Saver, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Joe and Helen Barbazon’s Pleasant Acres Farm in Willston, Fla.

The 6-year-old Distorted Humor horse stood his debut season in 2014 at Brent Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala for $6,000. He will stand at Pleasant Acres as the property of Arindel Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds, and stud fee for 2015 will be announced at a later date.

Brethren, racing for breeder WinStar Farm, won his only two starts at 2 and then took the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes in his first start at 3. He also placed in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby. Winchell Thoroughbreds bought into the horse during his 4-year-old season, and he went on to win the Evangeline Mile Handicap and place in two other stakes. Overall, Brethren won 5 of 18 starts and earned $386,465.

Brethren is from one of the most prominent female families in contemporary North American racing and breeding. His dam, the A.P. Indy mare Supercharger, produced the aforementioned Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby, as well as two stakes-placed horses and a stakes producer. Supercharger is a full sister to Grade 1 winner and young stallion Girolamo, Grade 2 winner Daydreaming – the dam of Grade 1 winner Imagining – and Grade 3 winner Accelerator, and a half-sister to stakes winner Harborage. Another full sister to Supercharger, She’s A Winner, is the dam of four stakes horses, including Grade 1 winner and leading New York sire Bluegrass Cat. Champion Rhythm and leading Midlantic sire Not For Love are other family members.