10/09/2013 2:02PM

Currency Swap retired, to stand at Woodford Thoroughbreds

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 1 winner Currency Swap will stand at Florida's Woodford Thoroughbreds in 2014.

Grade 1 winner Currency Swap has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Fla., for an advertised fee of $3,500.

The 4-year-old son of High Cotton is best known for winning the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes in 2011 at Saratoga, defeating eventual champions I’ll Have Another and Trinniberg in the process.

He followed up in his sophomore campaign with victories in the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes and the listed You and I Stakes, as well as a runner-up effort in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes.

Currency Swap retired with four wins in 10 starts for earnings of $459,300. He raced for owners Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence, and he was trained by Terri Pompay.

Bred in Florida by Stonecliff Farm, Currency Swap is out of the unraced Pine Bluff mare Echo Bluff, who has produced three winners from four foals to race. After bringing $42,000 as a weanling at the 2009 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. fall mixed sale, he sold for $70,000 at the following year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale.

Currency Swap’s notable family members include Grade 3 winners You’renotlistening and Black Jack Road.

Currency Swap joins Biondetti, Crown of Thorns, Repent, Vineyard Haven, and Soldat on the Woodford Thoroughbreds stallion roster.