09/28/2016 9:58AM

Gottcha Gold relocating to Alberta


Multiple Grade 3 winner Gottcha Gold has been sold to stand at Peaceful Valley Farms in Didsbury, Alberta, for the 2017 breeding season for an advertised fee of $2,500 Canadian.

The 13-year-old son of Coronado’s Quest previously stood at Stride Away Thoroughbreds in British Columbia. He was the province’s leading sire by progeny earnings in 2014.

Gottcha Gold has sired five crops of racing age, with 57 winners and progeny earnings in excess of $3.1 million. His most successful runners include Puerto Rican Group 1 winner Deland and stakes-placed runners C D Gold, Uptown Anthem, Hows My Gold, and Mucho Mans Gold.

Raced as a homebred by Centaur Farms, Gottcha Gold won eight of 31 starts, including Grade 3 wins in the Philip H. Iselin Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Salvator Mile Handicap, and Skip Away Handicap. His notable placings include runner-up efforts in the Grade 1 Pimlico Special Handicap and the then-non-graded Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.

Gottcha Gold is out of the stakes-winning Pleasant Tap mare Gottcha Last, whose four winners from five foals to race also include Grade 3 winner American Freedom and stakes winner Awesome Pearl. His extended family includes Grade 3 winner Stem the Tide.

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