08/20/2012 2:32PM

To Honor and Serve to stand stud at Gainesway next year


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Live Oak Plantation’s To Honor and Serve, who breezed Sunday for a likely start in the Sept. 1 Woodward, will enter stud at Gainesway Farm next year.

The Lexington farm announced the deal Sunday afternoon, after To Honor and Serve went five furlongs in 1:00.91. The Bernardini 4-year-old has won five graded stakes, most importantly the Grade 1 Cigar Mile last year at Aqueduct. He has more than $1.3 million in earnings.

To Honor and Serve’s other graded wins are the Grade 2 Remsen and Grade 2 Nashua stakes at 2, the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at 3, and the Grade 3 Westchester Stakes this year at 4. He also placed in a pair of Grade 1’s, finishing third in the 2011 Florida Derby and 2012 Metropolitan Handicap.

To Honor and Serve’s record stands at 7 wins in 14 starts, with 1 second and 3 thirds. Bill Mott trains the bay colt.

Twin Creek Farm, Larry Byer, and Rancho San Miguel bred To Honor and Serve from the Deputy Minister stakes winner Pilfer. He is the mare’s first stakes winner and is from the family that produced Canadian champion grass horse Rahy’s Attorney.