10/06/2015 2:27PM

Court Vision, Victor's Cry relocate to Kentucky for 2016


Stallions Court Vision and Victor’s Cry will relocate to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. after beginning their stud careers at Park Stud in Orangeville, Ontario.

Both horses stand as property of B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, each retiring to Park Stud for the 2012 breeding season, with their first juveniles on the track this year.

“We would like to thank all of the loyal Ontario breeders who supported the horses during their time at Park Stud,” read a statement from the Park Stud Facebook page. “We are very proud of their accomplishments which would not have been possible without your support…Both horses will be greatly missed by all at the farm.”

Court Vision’s runners are led by Hammers Vision, third in the Grade 3 Saratoga Special Stakes, as well as stakes-placed runners Crumlin Spirit, The Mink Mile, and Miss Injustice.

A 10-year-old son of Gulch, Court Vision won 9 of 31 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $3,746,658. His most notable victories included the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Mile, the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes, Hollywood Derby, Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, and Woodbine Mile Stakes, along with the Grade 2 Jamaica Handicap and Remsen Stakes, and the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes.

Court Vision is out of the unraced Storm Bird mare Weekend Storm, whose foals include Group 2 winner Garcia Marquez, Grade 3 winner Smart Surprise, Grade 1-placed stakes winner Lord Snowdon, Grade 2-placed Hailstone, and stallions Kipling and City Weekend. His second dam is 1992 Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise, putting him in the family of Horse of the Year and top sire A.P. Indy, and multiple Grade 1-winner and sire Summer Squall, among others.

The first crop of Victor’s Cry includes winners Keeplaffinleslie and Marsala, and placed runner Fiction.

Victor’s Cry won six of 24 lifetime starts for earnings of $762,021, highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes and the Grade 2 Citation Handicap. He is out of the Grade 2-placed stakes-winning Clever Trick mare Short Time, who also produced Grade 3-placed Clever Strike, and his second dam is the Chilean champion Maria Fumata.