11/17/2016 2:26PM

Court Vision moves to Louisiana for 2017

Michael Burns
Court Vision will stand in Louisiana for $3,500 in 2017.

Court Vision, the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner, has been relocated to Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne in Opelousas, La., where he will stand as property of a partnership for an advertised fee of $3,500.

The 11-year-old son of Gulch previously resided at Spendthrift Farm, where he was advertised in 2016 for $5,000.

Court Vision debuted in 2012 at Park Stud in Ontario, where he was Canada’s leading freshman and overall juvenile sire by earnings in 2015, posting 10 winners from 36 starters and total progeny income of $617,749. He also shuttled to Chile for three Southern Hemisphere seasons.

In total, Court Vision has two crops of racing age, with 38 winners and combined progeny earnings in excess of $2.2 million. His leading runners include stakes winners King and His Court, Crumlin Spirit, and Conquest Vivi, as well as Grade 2-placed Hammers Vision.

“Court Vision offers a rare opportunity for breeders in Louisiana and around the region to tap into world-class bloodlines with one of the most impressive race records you will find for a miler,” said David Tillson, who represents the ownership group. “We think he’s the complete package and one of those stallions you come across and feel like you really need to breed a mare to him. He’s already proven himself as a sire, and with him being closely related to A.P. Indy and Summer Squall, we think his future is exceptionally bright.”

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Court Vision won 9 of 31 career starts for earnings of $3,746,658. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup score, he won the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, Shadwell Turf Mile, Hollywood Derby, and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, as well as the Grade 2 Jamaica Handcap and Remsen Stakes and the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by William S. Farish and Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership, Court Vision is out of the unraced Storm Bird mare Weekend Storm, whose 11 winners from 12 runners also include Hong Kong Group 2 winner Garcia Marquez, Grade 3 winner Smart Surprise, stakes winner Lord Snowdon, Grade 2-placed Hailstone, stakes-placed Weekend Strike and City Weekend, and notable sire Kipling.

His second dam is 1992 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise, putting Court Vision in the family of Hall of Famer A.P. Indy, Preakness Stakes winner Summer Squall, and Grade/Group 3 winners Welcome Surprise and Sky Kingdom.