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TO HONOR AND SERVE wins CIgar Mile at Aqueduct

To Honor And Serve: Grade 1 winner will stand at Gainesway Farm

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Gainesway to stand
To Honor And Serve

TO HONOR AND SERVE, winner of the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, will enter stud at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky next season.

The son of Bernardini, who hails from his sire's first crop, has won seven races and $1,328,840 in prize-money. As well as last season's Cigar Mile, he is also the winner of the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes, Grade 2 Remsen Stakes, Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby and Grade 3 Westchester Handicap for Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation and trainer Bill Mott.

"To Honor And Serve has every component necessary to be a top sire, and we are delighted Mrs. Weber has agreed to stand him at Gainesway," said Gainesway President Antony Beck.

"He was a top class two-year-old, a brilliant runner and a Grade 1-winning miler on the dirt. Perhaps equally important, he had outstanding speed - he ran two number 1 Rags - and those are the types of horses who take it to the next level as stallions. And of course, he is by one of the most exciting young sires in our industry,
and from a sire's family. He represents great opportunity for breeders and for Gainesway."

Bred by Twin Creeks Farm, Larry Byer and Rancho San Miguel, To Honor And Serve was purchased by Live Oak Plantation for $575,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September Sale. He is out of stakes winner Pilfer, a Deputy Minister half-sister to Grade 2 scorer India. Further back, it is the family of top sire Dynaformer.

"I am pleased that To Honor And Serve will be standing at Gainesway," said Charlotte Weber. "Antony Beck, his family and entire team have a history of success and are leaders in the industry. We know he will have every opportunity to be successful as a sire. I look forward to seeing his foals."

A stud fee will be announced at a later date.




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