03/16/2017 12:40PM

Juddmonte buys Paulassilverlining as future mate for Arrogate

Barbara D. Livingston
Paulassilverlining will race this year, then be bred to Arrogate next year.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The emergence of Arrogate as a top-tier dirt horse has prompted his owners, the Juddmonte Farms of Prince Khalid Abdullah, to seek suitable mares for future breeding purposes.

Paulassilverlining apparently fits that bill.

This week, Juddmonte finalized a deal to purchase the graded-stakes-winning mare Paulassilverlining from Vincent Scuderi. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper will race this year and be bred to Arrogate in 2018, according to Garrett O’Rourke, the U.S. racing and farm manager for Juddmonte.

“She’s the type of mare that you hope could be a really nice addition to the broodmare band, but most especially a good mate for Arrogate,” O’Rourke said. “You’d be salivating at the thought of what a foal by him out of her could accomplish. It’s not that easy, but you got to put yourself in the right position, and that’s as good a position as you could plan.”

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Arrogate, the 3-year-old male champion of 2016 and the winner of the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup in January, is in Dubai readying for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 25.

Paulassilverlining is in New York. She has been transferred from Michelle Nevin to Chad Brown, the Eclipse Award-winning trainer of 2016. She will be pointed to the Grade 1 Madison at Keeneland on April 8.

Paulassilverlining, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Dads Caps, has won 8 of 18 starts and earned $1,008.950. As a 2-year-old in 2014, she won the Grade 2 Matron. In 2016, she won the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom, Grade 3 Vagrancy, and Grade 3 Distaff. She finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint and was a finalist for an Eclipse Award in the female sprint division.

“I had a great time with her,” Nevin said. “I have nothing to complain about. I loved her, I’m going to miss her bad. She’s a nice filly. When they do breed her, she’s going to throw some nice babies. It’s all good for Paula.”

Though she’s lost Paulassilverlining, Nevin still has a couple of nice sprinting fillies and mares in the barn. By the Moon, a Grade 1 winner at 2, most recently finished second in the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie. Nevin said the Madison or the Grade 3, $150,000 Distaff at Aqueduct on April 9 are options for her next start.

Nevin also has Ultimate Holiday, who is starting in Saturday’s $125,000 Correction Stakes at Aqueduct. Ultimate Holiday has started twice for Nevin, finishing third in January before winning an allowance race by 8 3/4 lengths on Feb. 20.