02/05/2018 11:52AM

Ready's Image will stand in Indiana

Barbara D. Livingston
Ready's Image won four of 10 starts during his racing career.

Grade 2 winner Ready’s Image will relocate to Midwest Equine and Veterinary Hospital in Trafalgar, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000.

The 13-year-old son of More Than Ready previously stood at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $5,000.

Ready’s Image has sired seven crops of racing age, with 217 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $13.1 million. His top runners include Grade 3 winner I’m Already Sexy, Australian Group 3 winner Shazee Lee, Grade 2-placed Big Sugar Soda, Australian Group 3-placed Flash Fibian, and 14-time stakes winner Rivers Run Deep, who is the highest-earning Ohio-bred filly of all-time at $1,077,565.

“Ready’s Image is the ideal horse for Indiana,” said Mike Lauer, an Indiana trainer and breeder. “His offspring run both short and long on the dirt and turf. He is very capable of throwing consistent top-notch horses and will be the only stallion presently standing in Indiana that has sired a millionaire.”

Bred in Maryland by Dark Hollow Farm, Ready’s Image is out of the winning Clever Trick mare Clever Phrase, who is the dam of two winners from four starters. He is a half-brother to stakes-placed Yingyingying.

His extended family includes Grade 1 winners Came Home and Marylebone, Grade 2 winners Alpha Kitten and A. P. Assay, and Grade 3 winners Overturned, Capsized, Stephanotis, and Nice Assay.

Ready’s Image won four of 10 starts during his on-track career, and earned $310,542. His resume was highlighted by victories in the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes, listed Tremont Stakes, and non-graded Adjudicating Stakes, added to a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and a third in the Grade 3 Kentucky Breeders’ Cup Stakes.