02/11/2015 3:42PM

Wired Bryan sold to stand in Uruguay

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 2 winner Wired Bryan will begin his stallion career in Uruguay.

Grade 2 winner Wired Bryan will begin his stallion career in Uruguay after being purchased privately for $30,000 on Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.

Carlos Moore’s Thoroughbred Bloodstock Bureau brokered the deal for the 4-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic after he was offered in the ring, but finished under his reserve with a final bid of $38,000. Consignor Paramount Sales, agent, offered the colt as a stallion prospect.

“There’s a syndicate of three breeders that got together and bought the horse,” Moore said. “They’re extremely happy they got him. The horse will have a good home and will be well-supported. He’s going to one of the up-and-coming South American breeding countries right now.”

Moore said Wired Bryan would be shipped to Uruguay in the next few weeks and will stand at the farm of one of the investors, to be decided later.

Wired Bryan finished his on-track career with four wins in six career starts for earnings of $537,474. His juvenile campaign was highlighted with a victory in the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes, and additional state-bred wins in the New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes, and the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park. Wired Bryan also finished second in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes.

“First of all, he’s a very good-looking horse, and secondly, he was a stone-cold runner,” Moore said. “His performances in New York were absolutely astonishing as an early 2-year-old. He just looks the part.”

Homebred in New York by Antsu Farm, Wired Bryan is out of the stakes-placed Runaway Groom mare Red Melody, whose six winners from seven foals to race also include the stakes-placed Run Red Run. His extended family includes Grade 3 winner Thirty Eight Paces.