02/07/2018 5:45PM

Encryption, Anaximandros to stand at The Cherry Orchard


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.”