01/26/2018 5:18PM

Neolithic retired, will enter stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions


Neolithic, a multiple Grade 1-placed runner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., during the 2018 breeding season.

The 5-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday finished his career with three wins in 12 career starts for earnings of $2,278,028. He finished second in the Grade 2 Fayette Stakes and Grade 3 Discovery Stakes, but he made the bulk of his money running third in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes and Woodward Stakes, along with another third in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup in the U.A.E.

Neolithic raced for the partnership of Starlight Racing and Qatar Racing. He was trained by Todd Pletcher.

“We are extremely excited with the opportunity of standing Harlan's Holiday's leading earner Neolithic,” said Michelle Hemingway, director of bloodstock at Pleasant Acres Stallions. “Harlan's Holiday is quickly proving himself to be a sire of sires, and with Neolithic being out of a Victory Gallop mare, it will provide Florida breeders with the best of both worlds – stamina and speed.”

Bred in Kentucky by Edwin Anthony, Neolithic is out of the stakes-winning Victory Gallop mare Swingit, whose four foals to race are all winners. He is from the extended family of stakes winners Singit and Valid Carnauba.