06/16/2014 4:27PM

Court Vision to shuttle to Chile


Grade 1 winner Court Vision will shuttle to Haras Las Araucarias in Chile for the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

The 9-year-old son of Gulch stands the Northern Hemisphere season as property of Spendthrift Farm at Park Stud in Orangeville, Ontario for an advertised fee of $10,000. His Southern Hemisphere fee is yet to be determined.

Court Vision has stood his first three seasons in Ontario, and he is the first stallion to be offered to Canadian breeders through Spendthrift’s Share the Upside program. His first foals are yearlings of 2014.

Court Vision won nine of 31 starts over five seasons of racing for earnings of $3,746,685. His most notable victory came in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Mile, with additional Grade 1 scores in the Woodbine Mile Stakes, Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes, Hollywood Derby, and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap. He also won the Grade 2 Jamaica Handicap and Remsen Stakes, as well as 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, who is a half sister to champion sire A.P. Indy. Court Vision is a sibling to Grade 3 winner Smart Surprise, Hong Kong Group 2 winner Garcia Marquez, Grade 2-placed Hailstone, stakes winner Lord Snowdon, stakes-placed City Weekend and Weekend Chant, and notable sire Kipling.

The deal to shuttle Court Vision to Chile was brokered by Sullivan Bloodstock in Chile in conjunction with Matt Bowling Bloodstock in Lexington, Ky.