10/14/2014 12:25PM

Uncaptured to stand at Ocala Stud in Florida

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Michael Burns
Uncaptured, Canada's Horse of the Year in 2012, will begin his stud career at J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud in Florida for 2015.

Uncaptured, Canada’s 2012 Horse of the Year, will make his stallion debut during the 2015 season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. A stud fee will be announced at a later time.

The 4-year-old son of Lion Heart won 7 of 18 career starts for earnings of $1,065,147. He was named Canada’s champion 2-year-old and Horse of the Year during his juvenile campaign, in which he won the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes and Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Swynford Stakes, Clarendon Stakes and Vandal Stakes at Woodbine.

However, Uncaptured’s most noteworthy victory came during his 3-year-old campaign, when he won the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. He went on to place in four additional graded stakes during his on-track career.

Uncaptured retired last month after racing his entire career for owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse.

“He is one of the classiest and most talented horses I’ve ever trained,” Casse said.

Bred in Ontario by William Graham, Uncaptured is out of the unplaced Arch mare Captivating, who was named Canada’s Outstanding Broodmare on the strength of the Uncaptured’s 2013 campaign. Captivating is also the dam of multiple stakes winner Dancing Raven.

Uncaptured is from the family of stakes winners Ladyecho and Gold Star Deputy. He was purchased for $290,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale.

“Uncaptured was his sire Lion Heart’s highest-priced yearling of his crop, and you can see why when you look at him,” said J. Michael O’Farrell, Jr. of Ocala Stud “He’s a tremendous physical with the talent and class to go with it. I believe breeders are going to like him, and we look forward to supporting him with plenty of our mares.”