10/13/2015 3:05PM

Jack Milton retired, to be offered at Fasig-Tipton

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Grade 1 winner Jack Milton has been retired from racing in advance of being offered as a stallion prospect at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale on Nov. 1.

The 5-year-old son of War Front most recently raced in the Grade 1 Shadwell Mile on Oct. 3 at Keeneland, in which he was unplaced. He finished his on-track career with five wins in 19 career starts for earnings of $853,828, highlighted by victories in the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile and the Grade 3 Poker Stakes and Transylvania Stakes. He also placed in three additional Grade 1 races. Todd Pletcher trained Jack Milton for owner Gary Barber.

Bluewater Sales will consign Jack Milton as agent at the November sale.

"He is very handsome and correct, best at a mile and won graded stakes at three, four, and five," said Meg Levy of Bluewater Sales. "Add together War Front and Jack Milton's female family and he has many qualities breeders value in a stallion. He was bred by Seth Hancock's Cherry Valley Farm, from a productive Claiborne family and close up in his pedigree are Eclipse champion juvenile War Pass and Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes winner Oath."

Jack Milton is out of the placed Forty Niner mare Preserver, whose eight winners from nine foals also include Grade 3 winner Peace Preserver, Grade 3-placed Stake and My Rachel, and stakes-placed Dig Alittle Deeper and Tequila Bound.

His extended family includes Grade 3 winner Country Light, and graded stakes-placed Allied Air Raid and Tourney.

Jack Milton will be available for inspection by appointment at Bluewater Farm in Lexington, Ky. until Oct. 29, prior to vanning to the Fasig-Tipton sale grounds.

Frank More than 1 year ago
"Jack Milton" - dont these people think ahead when naming horses....Now this horse is a stallion -- what a dumb name - why would anyone give a human name to a horse??? Other dumb stallion names: Uncle Mo, Colonel John, Captain Steve - based on the names they should all be geldings!
mike More than 1 year ago
Some humans have dumber names than horses.