11/20/2014 4:16PM

Pomeroy, Flashy Bull sold to stand in Saudi Arabia


Stallions Pomeroy and Flashy Bull have been purchased by Saudi Arabian-based Aysoob Stud Farm, and will stand at Suliman ibn Zu’air Stud Farm in the same country during the 2015 breeding season.

Pomeroy, a 13-year-old son of Boundary, previously stood at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., while Flashy Bull, an 11-year-old Holy Bull horse, resided at Penn Ridge Farm in Harrisburg, Penn.

“We are excited to add two such accomplished stallions to our roster and think they will be embraced by our breeders,” said Abdulaziz Albarjes, owner of Aysoob Stud Farm.

Pomeroy, who stood the 2014 season for an advertised fee of $3,500, is the sire of five crops of racing age, with 141 winners and progeny earnings of more than $8.3 million. His most successful runner is Pomeroy’s Pistol, who was a two-time Grade 2 winner and placed in a pair of Grade 1 races. He is also the sire of Grade 2 winner Flashpoint, who is now a young sire in Louisiana.

Bred in Kentucky by Cherry Valley Farm, Pomeroy won seven of 18 starts for earnings of $845,050, highlighted by the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes and Forego Stakes, as well as the Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap and the Grade 3 Jersey Shore Breeders’ Cup Stakes.

Pomeroy was retired to CloverLeaf Farms II in Reddick, Fla., to debut at stud for the 2007 breeding season. Vinery purchased a majority interest in the stallion, and he was moved to the operation’s farm in Summerfield, Fla. the following season. He was moved to Vinery’s New York base at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag N.Y. for the 2013 season, and then was relocated with five other Vinery stallions to Rockridge Stud for 2014.

Flashy Bull stood for a fee of $4,500 at Penn Ridge last year, and is the sire of four crops of racing age, with 115 winners and earnings eclipsing $8 million. His leading runners include Grade 3 winners Flashy American and Flashy Lassie, as well as Grade 2-placed Flashy Gray and 11-time Canadian stakes winner Balooga Bull.

Bred in Kentucky by Jerry and Liz Squyres, Flashy Bull won five of 19 starts for $844,313, with his biggest victories coming in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap and the Grade 3 William Donald Schaefer Handicap.

Flashy Bull was retired to Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky. for the 2008 breeding season, and was relocated to Penn Ridge for 2014.

Suliman ibn Zu’air Stud Farm has previously stood stallions including Shaniko and Sabre d’Argent, and currently stands Roaring Fever. The farm was established in the early 1990s.