Grade 1 Winner Cupid To Stand At Ashford Stud In 2018

by | 10.26.2017 | 12:44pm
Cupid, winning the Harry F. Brubaker Stakes

The Bob Baffert-trained Cupid, who earned a Beyer Figure of 108 when winning this year's Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, will retire to Coolmore America's Ashford Stud for 2018. The son of Tapit makes his next start in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar.

One of the best three-year-olds of his generation, Cupid accumulated over $1.3 million in earnings that season having won the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, Grade 2 West Virginia Derby and Grade 2 Indiana Derby.

He was purchased as a yearling at Keeneland September for $900,000 by M.V. Magnier who also signed for his full-sister who topped the same sale this year at $2,700,000. Their dam Pretty 'n Smart has already produced three Graded Stakes winners.

“We loved Cupid as a yearling and he has developed into a smashing horse just like you would have hoped,” said Coolmore America Manager Dermot Ryan. “He's a quality individual with plenty of size and great balance and the pedigree and race record to match. He's an exciting prospect.”

Ashford Stud also released their list of stud fees for 2018:

Ashford Stud 2018 Fees
Stallion 2018 Fee 2017 Fee
Air Force Blue $20,000 $25,000
American Pharoah Private Private
Classic Empire $35,000 NEW
Competitive Edge $7,500 $10,000
Declaration of War $25,000 $35,000
Fusaichi Pegasus $7,500 $7,500
Giant's Causeway $75,000 $75,000
Lookin At Lucky $17,500 $17,500
Magician $7,500 $7,500
Munnings $25,000 $25,000
Practical Joke TBA NEW
Shanghai Bobby $15,000 $25,000
Stay Thirsty $15,000 $10,000
Tale of the Cat $25,000 $30,000
Uncle Mo $125,000 $150,000
Vancouver $15,000 $15,000
Verrazano $17,500 $17,500
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