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Court Vision - Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, Toronto Sept19 2010

Court Vision: Grade 1 winner is a brother to successful Kentucky sire Kipling

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Spendthrift aquires millionaire Court Vision

B. WAYNE Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky has added another major name to its growing stallion roster in Court Vision, a four-time Grade 1 winner for IEAH Stables. The turf specialist is the fifth Grade 1 winner to be acquired this year for stud duty by the operation following Archarcharch, Dublin, Paddy O'Prado and Tizway.

Court Vision has been switched from Richard Dutrow to Dale Romans and is expected to start in the Woodbine Mile and Breeders' Cup Mile before retiring tostud.

"Court Vision is a very exciting stallion prospect and we're thrilled to be able to stand him," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm general manager. "He's a very good-looking horse with a great deal of ability, and he's also very sound and very versatile, proven on dirt and turf. His pedigree is just tremendous, and we felt that he's really a pretty complete package.

"He will race through the end of the year and then retire," Toffey added. "Stud plans are undetermined except to say that he'll be another horse in our Share The Upside programme, which we're currently doing in New York and Kentucky."

To date, Court Vision has won eight of 24 starts on both dirt and turf including the Shadwell Turf Mile, Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Woodbine Mile and Hollywood Derby. His earnings currently stand at $2,656,435.

By Gulch, Court Vision is out of a sister to Summer Squall and half-sister to champion sire A.P. Indy. He is also a brother to minor winner Kipling, who rose out of obscurity at stud as the sire of Breeders' Cup Mile winner Kip Deville.




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