12/06/2012 3:50PM

Overdriven to stand at Ocala Stud


Grade 2 winner Overdriven will stand the 2013 breeding season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., for an introductory fee of $3,000 when the foal stands and nurses.

The 3-year-old Tale of the Cat colt was retired late last month with a shoulder injury.

Overdriven won two of three career starts, earning $129,750. The colt won his career debut in July 2011 at Belmont Park, running five furlongs in 56.42 seconds to miss the track record by .67 of a second.

Overdriven followed with a victory in the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga. However, he missed the rest of the season due to bone remodeling, then suffered a stress fracture in a right hind leg earlier this year that extended the layoff. In his only start of 2012, the colt finished fourth in an allowance race Nov. 9 at Aqueduct.

“Overdriven was an immensely talented 2-year-old and showed serious signs of being special,” said J. Michael O’Farrell of Ocala Stud, which will stand Overdriven in partnership with owner Mike Repole. “He also happens to be a fantastic-looking individual and by the right sire. I believe he’s a natural for Florida and will be very well received by breeders.”

Out of the winning French Deputy mare Air France, Overdriven is a half-brother to multiple Grade 2 winner and millionaire Smooth Air.