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Discreetly Mine and jockey John Velazquez wins the Kings Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse 28.08.2010

Discreetly Mine wins the 2010 renewal of the Kings Bishop Stakes 

  PICTURE: EquiSport Photos/Jessie Holmes  

Discreetly Mine to take up Uruguayan stud duty

DISCREETLY MINE, sire of last year's Juvenile Dirt Sprint Stakes winner Sheikh Of Sheikhs, has been sold to stand at Norman Fox's Haras Lascala in Uruguay.

The deal was brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock in association with Diego Mitagstein of Perhaps Bloodstock and Pablo Núñez.

The winner of five of 13 starts and approximately $800,000 in earnings, the son of Mineshaft capped his career for Todd Pletcher with a victory in the Grade 1 King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.

He was also successful in the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes, Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes and Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes, and also ran second in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes.

Discreetly Mine is the sire of six black-type performers from three crops of racing age sired from his time at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky. In addition to Sheikh Of Sheikhs, his progeny include multiple stakes winner Control Stake and the Grade 3-placed Classy Class.

"We're pleased to acquire such a high class racehorse and half-brother brother to successful Kentucky sire Discreet Cat for Mr Fox's farm," said Schumer. "What a wonderful option for Uruguayan breeders."

Discreetly Mine was bred by E Paul Robsham out of the 1995 Grade 1 Alabama Stakes heroine Pretty Discreet and is a half-brother to Grade 1-winning Discreet Cat and the Grade 1-placed Pretty Wild.

 

 

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