11/09/2017 6:13PM

Market Rally retired to Irish Hill Century Farm in New York

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Andrew Watkins
Market Rally, under Pat Smullen, wins the Al Bastakiya at the Super Saturday Dubai World Cup Carnival on March 5, 2016.

Market Rally, a Group 3 winner in the U.A.E., has been retired to Irish Hill Century Farm in Stillwater, N.Y., for the 2018 breeding season. He will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000.

The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song finished his on-track career with three wins in four starts for earnings of $324,270. He debuted in the U.S. in 2015 with a 4 3/4-length win at Monmouth Park for owners Gary and Mary West and trainer Wayne Catalano, then was sold to Sheikh Ahmed Al-Maktoum and put in the shedrow of trainer Dhruba Selvaratnam.

Market Rally won two of three starts in the U.A.E., taking the Group 3 U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas, then the non-graded Al Bastakiya. He was retired due to loss of cartilage and tendon sheath from a spider bite.

“We are excited to stand this international dirt miler his first season at stud and have priced him to give owners who breed in New York good value for their money,” stallion manager Bill Leak said.

Bred in Kentucky by Ashview Farm, Colts Neck Stable, and the Unbridled’s Song Syndicate, Market Rally is out of the stakes-placed Mr. Greeley mare Boodles, whose two winners from three runners also include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Watchyourownbobber. Canadian champions Bessarabian and A Fleets Dancer are in the extended family.

Market Rally joins a stallion roster managed by the recently merged Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions. The deal to stand him in New York was brokered by Caitlyn Spivey of EA Bloodstock, with assistance from Ashley Sooknanan.