Coil, millionaire winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park in 2011 and this year's G1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, will enter stud in 2013 at Rich and Gabby Sulpizio's Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif. The 4-year-old son of Horse of the Year Point Given out of the Theatrical mare Eversmile will stand for $5,000 as the property of Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman, who campaigned him for all but his first start, when he raced for breeder Glen Hill Farm.
Trainer Bob Baffert said Coil may make one more start, in the G2 San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Jan. 5. He is scheduled to work Saturday morning as his final serious preparation for the race. (Update: Coil worked five furlongs in :58.40 at Santa Anita, the fastest of 102 works at that distance.)
Coil most recently finished third to Stay Thirsty and Groupie Doll in the G1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.
“California is in dire need of a horse like this,” said Tom Hudson of Magali Farms. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to stand Coil. I loved this horse as a racehorse. He is so versatile. He ran and won at multiple distances on multiple surfaces. His sire, Point Given was a champion California racehorse. Coil has the pedigree, conformation, and race record to be a great sire. He is an exceptional individual and presents a great opportunity for California breeders.”
Hudson said Magali plans to support Coil with a number of the farm's own mares. “I can't tell you how excited I am to get the horse,” he said.
California breeders may recognize members of Coil's female family. His second dam, Avasand, a daughter of Santa Anita Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Avatar, produced six-time G1 winner and Eclipse Award champion mare Possibly Perfect. Coil's third dam, multiple graded stakes winner Sandy Blue, was a California-bred daughter of track-record holder and four-time leading California sire Windy Sands.
Hudson invites breeders to make appointments to see Coil (upon his arrival) and the rest of the farm's stallions – Atticus, Decarchy, Good Journey, Mr. Broad Blade, and Roi Charmant.
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