02/07/2018 5:45PM

Encryption, Anaximandros to stand at The Cherry Orchard

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Encryption and Anaximandros will enter stud at The Cherry Orchard in Lexington, Ky., for the 2018 breeding season after selling as stallion prospects at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.

Peter Doth, owner of The Cherry Orchard, said both horses will stand privately.

Encryption, a 7-year-old Exchange Rate horse, brought $6,000 at the sale. He retired with 6 wins in 23 starts over five seasons for earnings of $427,440, highlighted by victories in the Bayern Stakes and Turning For Home Stakes, both at Parx Racing. Encryption also finished in the money in the Grade 2 Fayette Stakes, and Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes and Skip Away Stakes, as well as the listed Long Branch Stakes and Majestic Light Stakes.

Stoneway Farm campaigned Encryption during his on-track career, and he was trained by Kelly Breen.

“He’s a gorgeous individual,” Doth said. “He’s a well-balanced, beautiful moving horse. No wasted action. I watched him run, and he just was down a notch from the top horses, but he tried all the time. Put that together with the fact that he was such a superb-moving horse, and a good-minded horse, he deserved a shot. To make it simple, I liked him.”

Bred in Kentucky by Greenwood Lodge Farm, Encryption is out of the Grade 2-placed stakes-winning Bahri mare Mystic Soul, whose three foals to race are all winners. He is from the family of Grade 3 winner Voodoo Song.

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Anaximandros sold to Doth for $4,000 after an on-track campaign in which he won 2 of 6 starts for earnings of $89,220.

The 5-year-old son of Hard Spun was owned and trained by Mikhail Yanakov of Olympia Star, Inc. He broke his maiden in his third career start at Gulfstream Park going 1 1/16 miles, then followed up with an optional-claiming score at a mile at the same track. Anximandros then tested deeper waters, running fourth in the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby before finishing out of the money in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes, which was his final start.

“He’s a horse that probably got thrown in with the sharks before he was ready,” Doth said. “The horse definitely had some talent, he just probably didn’t a chance to display it to the best of his ability.”

Anaximandros was bred in Kentucky by Becky Winemiller, and is out of the unplaced French-bred Sadler’s Wells mare Dragon Fly, who has had three winners from six starters including multiple Russian Group 1 winner Lucky First.

His page features French champion Long Mick; French classic winner Linamix; French Group 1 winner Luna Wells; Hong Kong Group 1 winner Lucky Bubbles; U.S. Grade 2 winner Luazur; Australian Group 2 winners Colorado Claire, Gunnison, and Moonovermanhattan; French Group 3 winners Lunafairy, Lunasalt, and Lorymaya; and Australian Group 3 winner Selenia.

“He’s your classic Northern Dancer-looking, Danzig-style horse,” Doth said. “That line stamps them.”