12/22/2017 1:20PM

Hootenanny retired to Buck Pond Farm

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Barbara D. Livingston
Hootenanny wins the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita.

Hootenanny, a Grade 1 winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky., during the 2018 breeding season.

An advertised fee has yet to be determined for the 5-year-old son of Quality Road, who finished his on-track career with five wins in 16 career starts and earnings of $876,698.

Hootenanny is best known for his victory in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita. He also won the Windsor Castle Stakes during the Royal Ascot meet in England and ran second in the French Group 1 Prix Morny during his juvenile campaign to help secure a finalist spot for that season’s 2-year-old male Eclipse Award.

In later campaigns, Hootenanny ran second in the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes and listed Jacques Cartier Stakes, both at Woodbine.

Wesley Ward trained Hootenanny for the Coolmore partnership.

“Hootenanny was a brilliant racehorse, and he is a brilliant individual,” said Doug Arnold, owner of Buck Pond Farm. “When breeders see him, they will love him. We are very excited to have a horse with his ability and pedigree at Buck Pond.”

Bred in Kentucky by Barronstown Stud, Hootenanny is out of the unplaced Hennessy mare More Hennessy, whose four foals to race are all winners.

Hootenanny is from the extended family of Grade 1 winner Cat Moves, Ascend, and Dance Teacher, as well as Grade 3-placed Ghostly Moves.