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Coil will be retired to Magali Farms for 2013 breeding season
Coil, a three-time stakes winner best known for winning the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in 2011, will be retired to stud at Magali Farms in California for the 2013 breeding season, the farm announced on Friday. He will stand for $5,000.
Trained by Bob Baffert for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Coil, a 5-year-old in 2013, has won 6 of 13 starts and $1,064,360. He has a chance for one more win. Coil will start in the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 5 before being sent to the farm, Baffert said on Saturday.
Saturday, Coil worked five furlongs in 58.40 seconds at Santa Anita.
Aside from the Haskell, Coil’s also won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship in October and the Grade 3 Affirmed Handicap for 3-year-olds at Betfair Hollywood Park in June 2011.
Earlier this year, he was second in the Grade 1 Pat O’Brien Stakes for sprinters at Del Mar in August.
Coil made two starts in November, finishing seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita and third in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Pegram, Watson and Weitman will retain ownership of Coil as a stallion.
The colt is by Point Given, the 2001 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2001, out of Eversmile, an 11-year-old mare by Theatrical. Eversmile is a half-sister to the eight-time stakes winner and millionaire Possibly Perfect.
I' a little bummed about this. I was waiting for him to come into his own this year, but apparently his connections thought he was over the hill. It'll be good to have a solid horse keep up the line of Point Given though.