11/02/2015 10:44AM

Nyquist to stand at Darley upon retirement

Susie Raisher
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Nyquist will stand at Darley's Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., upon his retirement.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Nyquist will stand at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., after his racing career is over, Darley in America announced on Monday. Undefeated Nyquist is from the first crop of leading freshman sire Uncle Mo and is out of the Forestry mare Seeking Gabrielle.

Bred in Kentucky by Summerhill Farm and purchased for $400,000 at the Fasig-Tipton March 2-year-olds in training sale, Nyquist is owned by J. Paul Reddam and trained by Doug O’Neill, the same team that campaigned Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another. Nyquist has won all five of his starts, including the Grade 1 FrontRunner, Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, and Grade 2 Best Pal. He won the Juvenile on Saturday by a half-length over Swipe and increased his earnings to $1,613,600.

“Doug O’Neill and his team have done a tremendous job in getting Nyquist to this point, and we are eagerly looking forward to his 3-year-old season next year,” Reddam said. “I’m equally impressed by Darley and its stallion program. They do an incredible job of overseeing the long careers of their sires, and I am grateful that Nyquist’s next job will be managed by another incredible team.”

Dan Pride, chief operation officer of Darley in America, said, “We couldn’t be any more excited about having Nyquist join our stallion roster when he retires. His performance on Saturday was absolutely thrilling, and we are thankful to Paul and Zillah Reddam for allowing us to take over the reins when Nyquist begins his new career.”

Nyquist will continue to race in the colors of Reddam Racing and will remain in training with O’Neill.

The bay colt is the second foal out of his dam, and the first to race, and he is from the family of stakes winners Sahara Sky, Oxford Scholar, and Seeking the Sky.