Breeding plans for this year for two retired champions have been announced, with Malathaat 3-year-old girl wins Eclipse award in 2021, looking forward to into naughty and Letruska older earth horse won that year’s Eclipse award, reserved make for curly .
Shadwell Stable’s Malathaat is likely to win a second Eclipse Award, with the much-anticipated 5-year-old Curlin mare being named the older mare of 2022 during the Eclipse Awards on May 26. 1 in South Florida. Last year, Todd Pletcher interns won 4 to 6, with three consecutive wins in Individual Stakes (G1), Spinster Stakes (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).
Malathaat retired shortly after Breeders’ Cup Distaff and arrived at Shadwell Ranch near Lexington on 7 November. Shadwell’s racing and breeding operations were headed by Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum.
“We’re thrilled. She’s doing great,” said Jonny Smyth, co-manager of Shadwell Farm. “We talked to Sheikha Hissa and worked out our mating plans, and decided to cast Into Mischief, which we felt was a great synergy, that could give her a bit of a boost. little.
“Look, we’re so excited. She’s such a beautiful mare. We’re so lucky to have her. We’re really happy she’s in (Into Mischief). will look forward to her children.”
Smyth said Malathaat is enjoying her current downtime, regularly being with Shadwell’s 2021 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) winner Zaajel on a farm.
A $1.05 million purchase from Denali Stud consignment for the September 2019 Annual Sale in Keeneland, Malathaat bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and out of the 1st place AP Indy mare Dreaming of Julia another Pletcher intern.
Into Mischief is a four-time champion general, representing the advertised fee of $250,000 at Spendthrift Ranch in Central Kentucky.
With the Curlin mating, according to trainer Fausto Gutierrez, the Thoroughbred Letruska of St. George Stables will visit last year’s third-ranked stallion, whose $225,000 price tag was advertised at Hill ‘n’ Dale Ranch in Paris, Ky.
Letruska and coach Fausto Gutierrez in the summer of 2021 at Keeneland
A champion in Mexico before coming to the US, she topped the distaff in 2021, winning Apple Blossom Handicap (G1), Ogden Phipps Bet (G1), Individual Bet (G1) and Spinster Bet (G1). The only loss of the front mare in eight starts that year was a second-second slow loss in Azeri Stocks (G2) and a year-end 10th finish in Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after dueling passed taxation of fractions early.
She continues to repeat in Apple Blossom in 2022 after winning the warm-up in Royal Delta Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. She then went undefeated in the final three starts of 2022 and her relationships chose to skip running her in the Breeders’ Cup. 7 years old Super savings mare, get out Complaint successful mare Magic complaint left the race with a 19-1-2 record in 28 starts and earned $3,053,529.
In the midst of her peak form in the US between August 2020 and April 2022, she won 10 graded bet races, 5 of which were 1st.
“This is something I never dreamed could happen… We enjoyed the way she ran for a long time,” said Gutierrez. “She will be a different horse now (as a stallion) and I hope she can pass this on to future champions.”