After breeding to a full book of 130 mares in his first season at stud, multiple graded stakes winner Bucchero's stud fee will remain at $5,000 S&N for 2020.
“Our ownership group, who campaigned and retained Bucchero, are just regular people with a passion for the game and we are committed to keeping Bucchero accessible to every breeder,” said the ownership group's managing partner Harlan Malter. “With Bucchero's three-quarters relative, multiple Grade 1 winner World of Trouble, entering stud this year at $15,000 and his sire Kantharos being raised yet again, to $30,000, we believe that Bucchero is a very strong value proposition at $5,000.”
Bucchero, the first son of Kantharos to stand at stud, enters his second year in Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla.
“We were excited to bring the Kantharos bloodline back to Florida and are thrilled with the way breeders flocked to him in his first year,” commented Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres. “With a full book of quality mares, including graded stakes runners, graded stakes producers and a sibling of a Breeders' Cup Champion, we are confident that his foals are going to be very well received.”
A winner of 11 races, with earnings of $947,936, Bucchero won stakes going long and short, on dirt and turf, and was stakes placed on synthetic. Bucchero won seven black type races, including the $200,000 Grade 2 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland in both 2017 and 2018. He was stakes-placed seven times, including a second in the $200,000 G2 Shakertown Stakes and a third in the $150,000 G3 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes.
Bucchero was the rare horse who was both precocious and durable. Debuting as a 2-year-old in stakes company and finishing second by a half-length, he then broke his maiden at second asking running a Thorograph 4. Durable and sound, he raced 31 times winning his second Grade 2 Woodford at the end of his 6-year-old campaign.
An “Early Bird” discount of $1,000 will be offered for bookings made before Dec. 1, 2019.
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