12/28/2017 12:17PM

Trojan Nation to stand for $1,000 in Wyoming


Trojan Nation, a Grade 1-placed runner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Golden Creek Equine in Cheyenne, Wyo., for the 2018 breeding season at an advertised fee of $1,000.

The 4-year-old son of Street Cry will stand at a reduced fee of $750 for stakes-winning mares or producers of stakes winners. He is also available to non-Thoroughbred mares.

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Trojan Nation retires with one win in 12 starts for earnings of $252,125. He finished second by a head in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes to qualify for the 2016 Kentucky Derby, where he finished 16th. Following an off-the-board effort in the Belmont Stakes, Trojan Nation earned his first win in a Del Mar maiden special weight on the turf going a mile and an eighth.

Patrick Gallagher trained Trojan Nation for owners Julie Gilbert and Aaron Sones.

Bred in Kentucky by Sones, Trojan Nation is out of the Summer Squall mare Storm Song, who was named champion 2-year-old filly of 1996 and won that year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Woodbine. Storm Song is the dam of five winners from 10 runners, also including Grade 2-placed Balladry and stakes-placed Piano Concerto.

Trojan Nation’s extended family includes Irish classic winner Order of St George; Grade 2 winner Diamond Omi; Japanese Group 2 winner Midsummer Fair; Grade 3 winners High Cotton, Symphony Sid, and Angel Terrace; English Group 3 winner Cassis; French Group 3 winner Asperity; and Singapore champion Better Life.