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Afleet Express inside and jockey Javier Castellano win the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse 28.08.2010

Afleet Express (far side) gets the better of Fly Down in the Traves Stakes

  PICTURE: EQUISPORT PHOTOS/JESSIE HOLMES  

Afleet Express bound for Gainesway Farm

AFLEET EXPRESS, winner of this year's Grade 1 Travers Stakes, will stand at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm in Kentucky for 2011.

The son of Afleet Alex retires to stud with a record of four wins a second and a third in seven starts, and earnings of $835,140. His other stakes win came in the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park.

"Afleet Express exemplifies the very best qualities in the Thoroughbred race horse, and of the Afleet Alex progeny inparticular," said Gainesway president and CEO Antony Beck.

"The Travers victory, when Afleet Express just would not be denied, showed his class and courage under fire. But he also won his two-year-old debut in New York going away, at 6f.

"And equally important, around the barn he has a tremendously calm temperament and demeanor, which is representative of his sire's progeny. We are very excited to be standing this outstanding stud prospect."

A stud fee will be announced at a later date.

 

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