Square Eddie: Grade 1 winner will stand at Vessels Stallion FarmPICTURE: EquiSport Photos/Matt Wooley
Square Eddie retired
to stud in California
SQUARE Eddie, winner of the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity when trained by John Best, has been retired to stand at Vessels Stallion Farm in California after suffering a suspensory injury.
The four-year-old son of Smart Strike will be supported in his new career with mares owned by Paul Reddam although he will be available to outside breeders at a private fee.
A$200,000 yearling purchase by the Kern/Lillingston Association, Square Eddie broke his maiden at Salisbury and ran second in the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes for John Best before travelling to the US, where he landed the Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland by nearly five lengths on his US debut.
Switched to Doug O'Neill, Square Eddie went on to run second to Midshipman in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and third in the Grade 2 Lexington Stakes the following year. He retires as the winner of $819,366 in prize-money.
A half-brother to the stakes-placed Reverently, Square Eddie is out of the Listed-placed Forty Gran and from the family of Breeders' Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup.