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Twice the Appeal, Sway Away retired to Premier Equine
Grade 3 winner Twice the Appeal and multiple Grade 2-placed winner Sway Away have both been retired and will begin their stallion careers at Premier Equine Center in Oakdale, Calif.
Both stallions will stand for free with a private treaty this season, with stud fees for 2014 to be announced at a later date. Breeders must pay all fees associated with the farm.
Twice the Appeal, a 5-year-old Successful Appeal horse, scored his major victory in the Grade 3 Sunland Derby in 2011, earning a spot in the starting gate for that year’s Kentucky Derby, in which he was unplaced. Multiple stakes-placed last year, he retired with earnings of $476,060.
Out of the Cormorant mare Double Boarded, Twice the Appeal is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Board Elligible. Double Boarded is a full sister to stakes winner Keep It S. S., as well as a half-sister to stakes winners Cologny and Selective and to stakes-placed Sister Rock, dam of stakes-placed Now Listen Sister.
Sway Away, a 5-year-old Afleet Alex horse, was Grade 2-placed in California every season he raced, finishing second in the Best Pal Stakes as a juvenile, second in the San Vicente Stakes as a 3-year-old, and second in the San Carlos Stakes last year. He earned $206,800.
Both Twice the Appeal and Sway Away were trained by Jeff Bonde during their racing careers.
Sway Away is one of three winners from four starters out of the unraced Seattle Slew mare Seattle Shimmer. Out of Grade 2 winner Golden Gale, Seattle Shimmer is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Knights Cross and to stakes-placed Bailzee.