Prospective, a Grade 2 winner and veteran stallion, has been sold to continue his stud career in Korea.
The 11-year-old son of Malibu Moon previously stood at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he began his breeding career in 2014. The stallion was on the grounds for inspection at last year's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, but he was scratched from the auction before going through the ring. He arrived in Korea on Jan. 21, according to Korea Racing Authority records.
From four crops of racing age, Prospective's leading runners include stakes winners Ceci Valentina, Broadway Run, Prospective Lady, and Piven.
Prospective won seven of 17 career starts during his own on-track career for earnings of $719,130. He won the Grade 3 Grey Stakes at Woodbine as a juvenile, then came back at three to win the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs en route to a victory in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby and a start in the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
The second half of his sophomore campaign saw Prospective return to Woodbine to win the listed Victoria Park Stakes, then rack up victories in the G3 Ohio Derby and listed Delta Mile Stakes later in the year.
Bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm, Prospective is out of the stakes-winning Awesome Again mare Spirited Away. His third dam is the champion mare North Sider.
Among the new imports that Prospective will join on the Korean stallion roster for 2020 is Uncaptured, a Canadian Horse of the Year who was also campaigned by owner John Oxley and began his stallion career at Ocala Stud. Other newcomers to the Korean stud book this year include Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford, Grade 2 winner Revolutionary, Grade 3-placed J. S. Choice, stakes winner Giant Run, seven-figure juvenile South Beach, and debut winner Central Command.
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