Idol 2021 (G1) Santa Anita winner and a full brother to lead the fat 3 year old and multiple 1st grade winners Nest , has retired from competition and will stand for the upcoming spawning season at Taylor Made Stallions. The Idol will stand in the 2023 season for a $10,000 fee, stands and nurses, as the Repole Stable/Taylor Made Stallions Venture.
The animal is born under the age of the Horse for two generations. Curlin out of mare AP Indy wins bet Marion Ravenwood was a Keeneland September Sales graduate of $375,000 from a Denali Stud shipment. Without a foothold in a warm-up this year, he retired after hitting the board in six of eight starts with $426,964 in earnings for owner Calvin Nguyen and coach Richard Baltas.
“Idol fit the profile of what we were looking for,” says Taylor Made’s Ben Taylor. “He’s a world-class son and not a world-class producer. He has looks and talent (level 1). Those are the same ingredients. Not this time owned when he went to Taylor Made. “
Not This Time, North America’s top third stallion, nearly missed the 1st place at age 2 in 2016 and did not enter the race afterwards due to injury. Idol’s biggest win came last year at the age of 4 in the historic Santa Anita handicap, when he beat a controversial field consisting of 1st grade winners. Maxfield —And everyone was undefeated before — and Express train as well as classified bet winners Independence Hall and Tizamagician .
With Joel Rosario on board, Idol went all five laps around the far bend, confronted leaders in the stretch after a powerful rally, and ultimately won, recording Beyer’s Number 102 The best speed in career.
It didn’t take long for the Idol to announce his arrival. He broke his maiden streak in the second start of his career at age 3, winning the seven-feathered girls special weight class event in 1:22 at Churchill Downs, running a 94 Beyer. Next, he set a track record for tracking Churchill Downs in just the third start of his life, winning the 1/16-mile allowance race with 5 3/4 lengths in 1:55.97 and Earn 98 Beyer.
Bred in Kentucky by Leonard Riggio’s My Meadowview, Idol comes from a strong and active, black family. Full sister Nest has made more than $1.8 million in her sensational racing career and earned a win in which she crushed her opponent by 9 3/4 length in the Beldame Stakes (G2). She is expected to race as one of the favorites in the upcoming Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) on November 5 at Keeneland.
In addition to the easy win at Beldame, Nest also captured Alabama Stakes (G1), Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) and Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1). She also finished second behind the boys in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and was runner-up in this year’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Idol’s 2-year-old half-brother, Lost beer keg (Violence ) won his first two career starts, including Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park in August is 7 and a half long. He finished sixth last week in his third career start in Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland.
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