02/12/2015 11:21AM

Swift Warrior retired to David Spears Racing in Oklahoma


Multiple Grade 3 winner Swift Warrior has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 breeding season at David Spears Racing in Hartshorne, Okla., for an advertised fee of $1,000.

The 7-year-old son of First Samurai finished with seven wins in 29 starts for earnings of $651,952 racing the bulk of his career for owners James Corvello and James Dolan and trainer John Terranova II. His most notable wins came in the Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes at Sam Houston and the Tampa Bay Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, along with a trio of listed stakes victories.

"I would argue Swift Warrior has the most impressive race record of any stallion ever to stand at stud in Oklahoma directly upon his retirement," Spears said. "He was fast, sound, and incredibly consistent, finishing in the top three in 19 of 29 starts against top-class competition.

“His versatility is the sort of thing that's rare in today's Thoroughbred,” Spears continued. “Swift Warrior won at six different racetracks from New York to Texas, and ran Beyer Speed Figures in the 90s on dirt, turf and synthetic. We're supporting him with mares by Indian Charlie, Macho Uno, Diesis, Go for Gin and Runaway Groom, and we're eager to speak to our fellow Oklahoma breeders about booking their mares for the 2015 season."

Bred in Kentucky by Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock, and Carhue Investments, Swift Warrior is out of the unplaced Afleet mare Afleet Summer, whose five winners from eight runners also includes Grade 2 winner Dice Flavor and stakes winner Carolina Sky. His extended family reaches back to the cornerstone family of Sam-Son Farm breeding program that includes Canadian Horse of the Year Dance Smartly and leading sires Smart Strike, Sky Classic, and Regal Classic.

Special consideration will be given to approved mares or owners seeking multiple-mare discounts. The deal was brokered by bloodstock agent Michael Slezak.