11/26/2013 11:27AM

Swagger Jack to enter stud at Millennium

Michael Amoruso
Swagger Jack, winner of this year's Grade 1 Carter Handicap, will stand his first season in 2014 at Millennium Farms.

Grade 1 winner Swagger Jack will enter stud in 2014 at Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky. The 5-year-old Smart Strike horse, who will stand as part of a partnership, has an advertised fee of $7,500.

Swagger Jack won five of 18 career starts, earning $460,519. He scored his biggest victory in this season's Grade 1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct. He finished second in both the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap and the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes.

Bred in Virginia by the late Edward P. Evans, Swagger Jack is out of Lyrical Prayer, an unraced daughter of The Minstrel. He is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Tap Dance; to stakes winner Grand Prayer, dam of Grade 1 winner Malibu Prayer; to stakes-placed Lyrical Ghost, dam of Spanish Horse of the Year Silverside; to stakes-placed winners Pleasant Lyrics and Point Missed; and to stakes producer Ghost Prayer. It is the family of champion Silent Screen.

"When I was first told about Swagger Jack, I wasn't familiar with him," Millennium Farms owner Ro Parra said in a release. "Once I did my research, I was blown away. When my team told me how great-looking he was, it took me a nanosecond to decide. My partner Tommy Hamilton and I plan to offer our full support of this stallion throughout the course of his career."