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US Gr1 Star Paddy O'Prado To Stud At Spendthrift

Tuesday, 12th July 2011

US Gr1-winning & triple Gr1-placed 4YO entire Paddy O'Prado (El Prado-Fun House, by Prized) who made a winning 2011 debut in May’s Gr2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico, but ended the race with a fractured sesamoid which forced his immediate retirement, will stand his 1st season at stud in 2012 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. Paddy O’Prado (a US$105,000 yearling at the 2008 Keeneland September Sale) recorded 5 wins (also including 2010’s Gr1 Secretariat Stakes over 10 furlongs at Arlington Park, Gr2 Virginia Derby over 10 furlongs at Colonial Downs, Gr2 Colonial Turf Cup Stakes over 9.5 furlongs at Colonial Downs & Gr3 Palm Beach Stakes over 9 furlongs at Gulfstream Park) & 6 placings (including 2010’s Gr1 Kentucky Derby over 10 furlongs at Churchill Downs, Gr1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes over 9 furlongs at Keeneland & Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes over 12 furlongs at Belmont Park, plus 2009's Gr3 With Anticipation Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Saratoga) from 14 starts for US$1,721,297 earnings.

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