Blind Luck: set to be covered by Bernardini in her first year at studPICTURE: Alex Evers/EquiSport photos
Champion Blind Luck
to visit Bernardini
CHAMPION Blind Luck is to be covered by Bernardini in her first season at stud this year, according to a tweet posted on Twitter by TVG Researchers.
The five-year-old daughter of Pollard's Vision was bought outright by part owner Mark DeDomenico for $2.5 million at last year's Keeneland November Sale and will foal at his farm in Washington.
Blind Luck, whose furious late-running style and duels with Havre De Grace earned her a strong following with the American racing public, retired with 12 wins, ten of which came in Graded stakes, and earnings of $3,279,520.
Among her victories were those in the Kentucky Oaks, Alabama Stakes and Vanity Handicap for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. She also ran second in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic en route to securing an Eclipse Award as champion three-year-old filly.
A mere $11,000 purchase by Omega Farm at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale, Blind Luck is out of the Best of Luck mare Lucky One, who is a half sister to Grade 3 winner Ethan Man.
Bernardini is the sire of four Group or Grade 1 winners from his first two crops of racing age. The champion son of A P Indy, who stands at Darley in Kentucky for $150,000, has hit the ground running in 2012 as the sire of UAE and American classic trial winners Gamilati and Alpha.