11/15/2014 12:10PM

Sweet Return to Ocala Stud for 2015


Grade 1 winner and millionaire Sweet Return will relocate to J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. The 14-year-old Elmaaul horse, who most recently stood at nearby Journeyman Stud, will stand for an advertised fee of $3,500.

English-bred Sweet Return began his racing career in his native country, where he was Group 3-placed, before being purchased by John Brunetti and campaigned by his Red Oak Stable in the U.S. Over five seasons with trainer Ron McAnally, Sweet Return won seven stakes, including the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby, Eddie Read, and Charles Whittingham Memorial, and placed in eight more. He finished his career with eight wins in 38 starts and earnings of $1,801,377.

At stud, Sweet Return has sired four crops of racing age, with 27 winners from 52 starters, including Sweet Abandon, a five-time winner in 2014, and first-out Del Mar winner Wildling.  Sweet Return is out of the winning Claude Monet mare Sweet Revival.

“We look forward to a new and expanded relationship with Ocala Stud,” said Red Oak racing and general manager Richard Sacco. “Sweet Return has some very talented offspring in competition right now, and we believe he will be an attractive stallion during the 2015 breeding season.”