12/02/2015 2:27PM

Sweet Return to Nicks Farm in Indiana for 2016

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Sweet Return moves to Indiana for stud duty in 2016.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Sweet Return will move to Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind., for the 2016 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000.

The 15-year-old son of Elmaaul previously resided at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he stood the 2015 season for a fee of $3,500.

“We’re excited to have Sweet Return join our stallion roster, said William Nicks of Nicks Farm. “He’ll be one of the most accomplished runners and productive stallions to ever stand in Indiana.”

Sweet Return has sired five crops of racing age, with 64 starters and 37 winners, with combined progeny earnings exceeding $1.4 million, led by $193,185-earner Sweet Abandon.

Sweet Return won eight of 38 career starts for earnings of $1,801,377, featuring wins in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby, Eddie Read Handicap, and Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap, as well as the Grade 2 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap and San Marcos Stakes, and two additional non-graded stakes. His nine stakes placings include a runner-up effort in the Group 3 Solario Stakes in England.

Bred in Great Britain by C. S. Tateson, Sweet Return is out of the winning Claude Monet mare Sweet Revival, who is the dam of four winners from eight foals to race. He is from the family of Turkish Group 1 winner Serseri.

“Nicks Farm is strategically located in Sellersburg, which is 10 miles north of the southern border with Kentucky and less than 100 miles from the Indiana Grand racetrack in Shelbyville, Ind.,” Nicks said. “There’s plenty of turf racing in the area and that plays into Sweet Return’s breeding strength.”