11/17/2014 4:00PM

Fort Loudon retires to Bridlewood Farm in Florida


Grade 3 winner Fort Loudon has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., during the 2015 breeding season for an advertised fee of $4,000.

The 5-year-old son of Awesome of Course finished his career with 8 wins in 30 starts for earnings of $931,973. He earned Grade 3 wins in the Carry Back Stakes and the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes, and he became one of 12 horses to sweep his division of the three-race Florida Stallion Stakes series at Calder Race Course in the 31-year history of the program.

Fort Loudon earned four additional graded stakes placings, including a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes. He raced as a Florida homebred for Fred and Jane Brei’s Jacks or Better Farm, and he was trained by Stanley Gold and Nick Zito.

“For me, Fort Loudon offers everything Florida breeders are looking for,” said George Isaacs, farm manager at Bridlewood. “He is a strong, physical and very precocious horse. Plus, he had proven soundness as an older horse.”

Fort Loudon is out of the Grade 2-winning Talc mare Lottsa Talc, who is the dam of five winners from eight foals to race. He is a half-brother to the winning Tabasco Cat mare Sexy Stockings, dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Jackson Bend, who was also bred by Jacks or Better Farm.