Old Friends, Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, today welcomed Prized, the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Turf champion and sire of the great Brass Hat.
Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends, made the announcement this morning.
The 25-year-old Prized (Kris S -My Turbulent Miss by My Dad George) arrived at the Georgetown farm in excellent condition from Randy and John Funkhouser’s O’Sullivan Farms near Charles Town, W.VA.
Bred by Florida’s Meadowbrook Farm, which campaigned him along with Clover Racing Stables and trainer Neil Drysdale, Prized raced on both the dirt and the turf and had total career earnings of $2, 262.555.
As a 3-year-old Prized won the GR 1 Molson Million at Woodbine and the GR2 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park where he famously upset Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Sunday Silence.
Later that year the dark bay stallion won the Breeders’ Cup Turf, which was his first start on grass.
At four he continued to capture stakes wins with victories in the GR 1 San Luis Rey Stakes and the GR 3 Arcadia Handicap.
Retired to stud duty in 1991, Prized is the sire of multiple stakes winner Brass Hat and dual Auckland Cup winner Prize Lady.
“He looks great and he loves to talk,” said Blowen. “He’s already out in his new paddock welcoming visitors. We’re very grateful that his connections honored us with this gift.”
For more information about Prized or any of the retirees at Old Friends contact the farm at (502) 863-1775.
About Old Friends
Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 100 retired racehorses. It’s Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours, reservations at the Old Friends B&B, or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.
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