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Old Fashioned to
stand at Taylor Made

OLD Fashioned, one of the winter favourites for this year's Kentucky Derby, will stand alongside his sire, Unbridled's Song, at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky next season.

A fee for the three-year-old colt, who was retired earlier this year due to a non-displaced slab fracture, will be set at a later date.

Purchased for $800,000 as a yearling by Tom McGreevy on behalf of Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farms, Old Fashioned won four of six starts and nearly $600,000 in earnings..

After breaking his debut by a nose over 6f, Old Fashioned romped by 15 1/2 lengths in an allowance race before taking the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct by seven-and-a-quarter lengths. On the strength of those performances, the Larry Jones-trained colt became an Eclipse Award finalist for champion two-year-old colt.

Old Fashionedmade his last three starts at Oaklawn Park, taking the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes on his seasonal debut before filling the runner-up position in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes and Grade 2 Arkansas Derby, in which he suffered his career-ending injury.

"Old Fashioned has the traits we look for," said Ben Taylor of Taylor Made in a release. "He had the ability to go two turns and is a brilliant stallion prospect. We raised Old Fashioned, his sire, and all his dam's foals so we know first-hand how exceptional looking the whole family is.

"His sire, Unbridled's Song , was a two-year-old sales topper at $1.4m. His graded stakes-winning, Kentucky Oaks-placed dam, Collect Call, was a two-year-old sales topper and his half-sister by Fusaichi Pegasus was a Saratoga filly sales-topper at $2m."

He added: "The repeatability of brilliance in his pedigree, combined with his good looks, increases the probability of his offspring being successful in the sale ring and on the racetrack just like his sire's offspring. We are very excited about his future as a sire."

 

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