09/18/2014 11:22AM

Rebellion relocates to Hickory Tree Farm in Virginia


Grade 2 winner Rebellion has been relocated to stand the 2015 breeding season at Hickory Tree Farm in Middleburg, Va. for an advertised fee of $5,000.

The 11-year-old son of Mozart previously stood at Norse Ridge Farm in King City, Ontario, where he began his stallion career in 2010.

Rebellion is the sire of two crops of racing age, led by stakes winner Bella’s Rebel. Of his 16 foals to race, 10 are winners.

Bred in Great Britian by Darley, Rebellion was purchased privately by Jim and Marylea Treptow’s Hickory Tree Stables in 2006 after two years racing in England. In total, he won seven of 26 career starts for earnings of $816,277.

Rebellion’s notable wins for the Treptows include the Grade 2 Commonwealth Stakes and the Grade 3 Ack Ack Handicap, as well as a third place finish in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Mile. He was trained in the U.S. by Graham Motion.

“Rebellion is the most genuine horse an owner could ever ask for,” said Jim Treptow, owner of Hickory Tree Farm and Hickory Tree Racing. “He won at five different racetracks in Europe and North America, on turf and on Polytrack, retired completely sound, and always showed tremendous heart and determination. You can’t find a more qualified stallion prospect with his performance and his pedigree. Rebellion descends from the brilliant Danehill line and he has already shown to pass on his heart and durability to his offspring.”

Rebellion is out of the Group 2-winning Lahib mare Last Resort, who is the dam of four winners from seven foals to race.