01/31/2013 11:07AM

Crossbow retired to Valor Farm in Texas

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Tom Keyser
Multiple stakes placed winner Crossbow has been retired to stud in Texas.

Crossbow, a multiple stakes-placed winner, has been retired from racing and will stand at Clarence Scharbauer, Jr.’s Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.

The 5-year-old Bernardini horse will stand for $1,500 live foal payable on Oct. 1 of the year bred.

Campaigned by Darley and trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Crossbow won four of 11 starts in three seasons of racing. He finished second in the 2011 Hunch Stakes at Aqueduct and third in the Grade 3 James Marvin Stakes in 2012 at Saratoga Race Course.

His four wins came in front-running fashion at six and seven furlongs and he earned a top Beyer Speed Figure of 104.

Bred in Kentucky by Stonerside Stable, Crossbow is out of multiple Grade 3 winner Forest Heiress, by Forest Wildcat. He is a half brother to stakes placed Forest Prince. Forest Heiress is a full sister to Grade 1 winner and prominent Florida-based sire Wildcat Heir and to stakes winner Forest Heir, and a half-sister to stakes winner The Hunk. Other family members include Preakness Stakes winner and sire Louis Quatorze, Grade 1 winner Royal Indy, and Grade 2 winner On to Royalty.