11/29/2016 8:44AM

Social Inclusion to stand at Woodford Thoroughbreds

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Barbara D. Livingston
Social Inclusion will stand at Woodford Thoroughbreds for the 2017 breeding season.

Social Inclusion has finally found a home. Retired from racing at the end of 2015 but not bred to any mares this past breeding season, Social Inclusion will stand the 2017 breeding season at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Fla., for a fee of $4,000.

By Pioneerof the Nile out of Saint Bernadette, by Saint Ballado, Social Inclusion won his debut by 7 1/2 lengths and registered a 110 Beyer Speed Figure in winning his second start, trouncing future champion Honor Code by 10 lengths in a 1 1/16-mile allowance race at Gulfstream Park in March of his 3-year-old season.

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He was thrown into deep waters immediately after that allowance win. Campaigned by Ron Sanchez’s Rontos Racing Stable, Social Inclusion was third in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial, third in the Grade 1 Preakness, and third in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens before tailing off. At 4 last year, he won one of three starts, including an 11 3/4-length victory in his career finale, an allowance race at Parx. He earned a 106 Beyer.

Social Inclusion concluded his career with a record of three win in nine starts and earnings of $450,800. Bred by Robert Tillyer, Martin Keogh, and Chet Blackey, Social Inclusion was a $60,000 Keeneland September yearling.

Woodford also announced fees for its other five stallions, headed by He’s Had Enough and Soldat, each standing for $5,000. The roster is completed by Biondetti, $4,000; Currency Swap, $2,500; and Crown of Thorns, $2,000.