11/19/2013 4:49PM

Pleasant Acres adds Pollard’s Vision and three others to roster


Pollard’s Vision, sire of champion Blind Luck, is one of four stallions joining the stallion roster for the inaugural season at Joe and Helen Barbazon’s Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla.

Pollard’s Vision, French Group 1 winner Passion for Gold, graded stakes winner Anthony’s Cross, and stakes winner Beau Choix join previously-announced Grade/Group 1 winners Poseidon’s Warrior and Treasure Beach on the Pleasant Acres roster.

Millionaire Pollard’s Vision captured four graded stakes during his own racing career, including the Grade 2 Illinois Derby, and was multiple Grade 1-placed. The 12-year-old Carson City horse is the sire of 15 stakes winners, including champion 3-year-old filly Blind Luck. She captured 10 graded stakes events, including victories in the Kentucky Oaks and Alabama Stakes, and was a Grade 1 winner every season she raced while bankrolling more than $3.2 million.

Pollard’s Vision stood the 2013 season at Waldorf Farm in New York, after relocating from Wintergreen Farm in Kentucky.

Passion for Gold entered stud this year at Haras Puerta de Hierro in Chile. The 6-year-old Medaglia d’Oro horse captured the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud in France as a juvenile, and went on to become a stakes winner in England and Group 3-placed in Ireland. Passion for Gold is out of the Grade 2-winning and Grade 1-placed Thunder Gulch mare C'Est L' Amour.

Anthony’s Cross, a 5-year-old Indian Charlie horse, captured the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and notched two additional Grade 3 placings. Out of the Unbridled mare Screening, he is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Fugitive Angel, and is from the family of multiple graded stakes winner Smart Bid and stakes winners Deal Making and Representing.

Beau Choix captured seven of 30 career starts, earning $425,694. The 6-year-old Elusive Quality horse won two editions of the Rob N Gin Stakes at Belmont, along with the Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga and the James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico. He placed in six additional stakes events. Out of the Grade 2-winning Belong to Me mare Belle Cherie, he is a half-brother to stakes winner Last Best Place and stakes-placed Belle Cherie Mary. Belle Cherie is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and $1.6-million earner Octave and to stakes winners Unbridled Behavior and Be Mine Tonight.

The farm also released the fees for its inaugural season on Tuesday, with Treasure Beach leading the way at $10,000. Poseidon’s Warrior will stand for $6,500; Pollard’s Vision and Passion for Gold will each stand for $5,000; and Anthony’s Cross and Beau Choix will stand for $2,500. All fees are due when the foal stands and nurses.

A stallion show will be held at Pleasant Acres on Sunday, Dec. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available, and a drawing for complimentary seasons will be held.