09/07/2013 2:25PM

Overanalyze, won Arkansas Derby, retired to stud

Barbara D. Livingston
Overanalyze retires as a multiple graded winner and earner of more than $1 million.

Overanalyze, a Grade 1-winning 3-year-old and millionaire, has been retired from racing, owner Mike Repole said Saturday.

Repole said stud plans are pending, though he hoped to announce something within a month.

A son of Dixie Union trained by Todd Pletcher, Overanalyze won 4 of 11 starts, winning at distances from five furlongs to 1 1/8 miles. At 3, he won the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby before finishing 11th in the Kentucky Derby, run over a sloppy track. Overanalyze also ran in the Belmont Stakes, finishing seventh.

At 2, Overanalyze won his career debut going five furlongs at Saratoga and also won the Grade 2 Futurity going six furlongs at Belmont and the Grade 2 Remsen at 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct.

“A special horse, a Grade 1 winner, another horse that got me to the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes,” Repole said. “There aren’t many horses that can win a maiden race at Saratoga wire to wire and then win the Futurity coming from last. He ran a real gutsy race in the Remsen when it looked like at the eighth pole he was going to finish third.”

Overanalyze finished his career with a third in the West Virginia Derby and a fifth in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga. He had career earnings of $1,046,381.

Overanalyze, a $380,000 yearling purchase at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale, is out of the unraced Unaccounted For mare Unacloud, making him a half-brother to the Grade 1 winner Meadow Breeze.

not impressed More than 1 year ago
Rumors I'm seeing from a couple blogs elsewhere is Overanalyze is likely to go to Korea for stud duty. Sounds like he got an offer for him and then retired him.
edb More than 1 year ago
With such an up and down career at different distances, you have to question what went wrong when. A trainer and owner's job is to put the horse in a position to be able to win. Not to go to Kentucky in May and take up space. Obviously something went wrong and I'm glad they retired him before his wheels came off. Hopefully he has some success in the shed.
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
If any watch tvg you know they use to have commercial about a horse called Star Guitar as a stallion. Look he won 24 of 30 races all non graded stakes. Ran four times in graded stakes best finish 3rd in the alysheba. Overanalyze can breed all he wants if that horse get a commercial then overanalyze should get one as well.
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
Repole loves horses. But he loves dollars more.
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Fernidand a 4 year old beat alysheba a derby winner in classic. Will we ever see something like that again. A owner can do what ever they want with there horse. I don't knockem but how many people wish the could of like to see animal kingdom, ill have another in last years classic. It would of been so much excitement leading up to it handle would of been up at least. 10 % at Santa anita. Great ratings a lot young people showing interest in the race. One race can make a life time fan. 1989 derby with my dad I was a little boy love racing ever sense. Join millitary lost interest war emblem bring me back. Rachel and Z made lose my money for the rest of my life. Horse racing business is just unlucky right now. A lot of fragile dirt route running colts who are the backbone of american racing
mikey More than 1 year ago
we do not breed the Ferdinands and Alyshebas anymore...the classic distance horses the real thoroughbreds are long gone......now they time the 2 year old at a furlong or two like quarterhorses.....all we breed are sprinters and milers....like you said....nothing but fragile speed horses that can barely run a mile....
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Absolutely in ten years kentucky derby will be a mile1/16 belmont mile 1/8 the way its going.
mikey More than 1 year ago
in 5 years this will less than a niche sport.....in another 5 years the casinos will figure out how to get rid of this leech.....then turn off the lights....
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Mikey you are right I am a vegas already tried last year. Negotiations on how much the casino get to place a bet almost fell through. The casino in vegas do not like horse racing it is like poker
Tom More than 1 year ago
oops, details are still being worked out.
Tom More than 1 year ago
Was the horse syndicated? If so, how much?
Walter More than 1 year ago
It just seems that this horse has not done enough to warrant the breeding shed. I'm guessing Repole has enough money, so this shouldn't be a money grab for him. The end result will be what is the demand for this horse as a stallion. I'm sure his stud fees will be waived for a long time until some success is shown. Who would honestly pay to breed to him any time soon?
Laura More than 1 year ago
anyone out there with a mare, please don't breed to this horse...he is from a line of unsoundness (Dixieland Bad), and no one is saying why he's being retired, I assume injury, but they don't want to say, so it won't hurt his stud 'value'
not impressed More than 1 year ago
Dixieland Band is actually KNOWN for his stamina and soundness that's why he was so popular in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s. Drum Taps anyone? If he's sound it's not from his sire line, I'd look at his dam line OR his physical being (aka if I remember he doesn't have straight, clean legs).
not impressed More than 1 year ago
Grr should read, if he's "unsound" it's not from his sire line.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Actually. Dixieland Band is known for tremendous stamina. Turf pedigree. Which attracted Euro's. But also soft tissue tendon issues. Case in point Union Rags...high suspensory injury. I had a Dixieland Band horse. All class. All turf. And constant tendon issues. Win two off six months. Fix n tighten tendons. Run. Win. Back to shelf. Great classic bloodlines. Plagued with problems. Ask a few horseman.
John Nicoletti More than 1 year ago
You assume correct Laura. as a former owner, I know a little about how the game is played. Repole, made a financial move with the horse. He waited until he became a million dollar earner, that improves the horses stallion prospects. I would also guess, he has some medical issues that probably prevent him running in more graded stakes races.
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
One of many overrated horses that Repole owns and missmanges, I just don't understand why retire a horse that has no appeal as a stud and that will pan out real quick now that he is retired. Good luck in retirement and lets hope he doesn't end up being sold for horse meat.