Beach Patrol, winner of the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at three, and the G1 Arlington Million and G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at four, has been purchased from Al Shahania Stud (HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani) by LEX, Inc., Japan in a deal negotiated by Dr. Naoya Yoshida of Winchester Farm in Lexington, Ky.
“Beach Patrol caught my eye after winning the G1 Secretariat Stakes in August of 2016 and I continued to be impressed by his consistent ability to run at a top level,” said Dean Lavy, representative for Al Shahania Stud. “We (Al Shahania) were then fortunate enough to buy into him and eventually own him outright.
“His first race for us was the G1 Arlington Million in August of 2017 and we knew then he was back on his game,” Lavy continued. “He went on to stretch out to a career-distance, capturing the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Stakes at a mile and half, which set him up for the G1 Longines Breeders Cup Turf where he ran a brilliant second. After taking a break, Beach Patrol came back in May of 2018 to run second in the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic (on a very soft track)”.
Beach Patrol raced 19 times, earning three G1 wins and six additional placings from 12 total G1 races. He retired with earnings of more than $2.5 million.
“He is a very well-balanced, correct good-looking horse,” Lavy said. “We are delighted he will be going to Japan with LEX, Inc. for the next successful part of his career. We are pleased to be associated with the next phase of his career and we are sure he will be a success”.
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