07/19/2016 11:50AM

Freshman sire Overdriven represented by first winner


The first winner by freshman sire Overdriven came in the Dominican Republic on July 9.

The 2-year-old filly Nieve Morena won a $2,192 maiden race going 5.46 furlongs at Quinto Centenario to become the first winner for freshman sire Overdriven, who stands at Ocala Stud in Florida.

Nieve Morena has made two starts in the Dominican Republic.

Out of the Valid Expectations mare Meets Expectations, Nieve Morena was bred in Florida by Darsan and sold for $1,500 to F.N.D.C.C. at the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sales August yearling sale.

Overdriven, a son of Tale of the Cat out of Air France, by French Deputy, was bred in Kentucky by Mount Joy Stables and is a half-brother to stakes winner Smooth Air. He was purchased by Repole Stable for $350,000 at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Overdriven made only three career starts, winning twice and earning $129,750. He won both of his starts at two, a maiden race at Belmont Park on July 1, 2011, and the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga 24 days later. He came back at 3 in November of 2012 and raan off the board in a minor stakes at Aqueduct.

Overdriven has stood at Ocala Stud in Florida for a fee of $3,000 since retiring in 2013.

He has 59 foals in his first crop, with nine starters year to date, and he has 51 yearlings in his second crop.