07/23/2015 2:23PM

Went the Day Well to stand in Uruguay

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Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 3 winner Went the Day Well will stand in Uruguay.

Grade 3 winner Went the Day Well will begin his stallion career at Las Zainas Farm in Uruguay.

The 6-year-old Proud Citizen horse retired with three wins in 16 career starts for earnings of $470,425. He is best known for his win in the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes in 2012, which led to a fourth-place finish in that year’s Kentucky Derby.

Went the Day Well was campaigned for the bulk of his career by owners Team Valor International and Mark Ford, who purchased the horse as a 2-year-old after a pair of runner-up efforts in Ireland. He was sent to the barn of Graham Motion and broke his maiden at Gulfstream Park prior to his start in the Spiral, giving Motion and Team Valor its second consecutive winner in that race, following eventual champion Animal Kingdom.

Bone bruising in his front ankles put Went the Day Well out for the remainder of 2012 following a 10th-place finish in the Preakness Stakes. He raced once in 2013, then was moved to trainer Richard Mettee the following year, and later to Jimmy Jerkens. Went the Day Well raced the rest of his career in optional claimers in New York and Delaware, earning his third and final win on Jan. 25 at Aqueduct.

Bred in New York by James Patrick Delaney, Went the Day Well is the first foal out of the unraced Tiznow mare Tiz Maie’s Day, and the dam’s first winner from two foals to race. He is from the family of Grade 2 winner Sweet Roberta and Group 3 winner Duke of Venice.