Ready's Image retires
to Walmac Farm
READY'S IMAGE, a Grade 1-placed juvenile for James Scatuorchio and trainer Todd Pletcher last year, will standat Walmac Farm in Kentucky next season at a fee of $12,500.
The son of More Than Ready was precocious enough to win three of his first four starts at two, including the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes by four lengths and the Tremont Stakes by seven and three-quarter lengths. He also finished second to Majestic Warrior in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga.
Ready's Image retires as the winner of four races and earnings of $310,542.
"Ready's Image has that all-important brilliance at two, coupled with good size, being 16.2 hands, and from an internationally fashionable sire line," said John T.L. Jones III, managing director of Walmac. "He was the highest-priced yearling of his year by More Than Ready, and being out of a Clever Trick mare, is sure to put commercial conformation on his progeny."
A $410,000 Keeneland September yearling, Ready's Image is out of the triple winner Clever Phrase and from the family of Grade 1 winner Came Home.
Walmac also announced that Grade 2 winner Zavata will relocate to Pin Oak Lane Farm in Pennsylvania next season. The son ofPhone Trick, who is the sire of three stakes performers from his first two crops, stood the past season at a fee of $5,000.