08/28/2014 3:52PM

Pleasantly Perfect to Taylor Made for 2015


Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and veteran sire Pleasantly Perfect will stand at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, with a fee to be announced at a later date.

A 16-year-old son of Pleasant Colony, Pleasantly Perfect previously stood at Lane’s End. He retired to the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2004 after suffering an ankle injury following his third-place finish in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Pleasantly Perfect won the 2003 Classic at Santa Anita along with the 2004 Dubai World Cup and Pacific Classic. He captured three Grade 2 stakes as well, and overall won 8 of 19 starts for Diamond A Racing Corp. and trainer Richard Mandella. At the time of his retirement, Pleasantly Perfect ranked sixth on the all-time North American earnings list, with $7,789,880.

Through Aug. 27, Pleasantly Perfect’s runners have bankrolled over $16.5 million. From seven crops of racing age, Pleasantly Perfect has sired 16 stakes winners, led by 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Shared Account, Grade 2 winner Cozi Rosie, and Grade 3 winner Nonios. He is also the sire of the popular Rapid Redux, who won all 19 of his starts in 2011, making up the bulk of a 22-race win streak.

Pleasantly Perfect is out of the Group 1-winning Affirmed mare Regal State, and is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Hurricane State and to stakes-winning steeplechaser Swagger Stick. Another of his siblings is the dam of European champion filly and millionaire Elusive Kate.