Grade 1 winner Green Gratto has been retired from racing, and he will enter stud at Robert Wright's Total Bloodstock Farm in New York for the 2019 breeding season for an advertised fee of $2,000
The 8-year-old son of Here's Zealous finished his on-track career with nine wins in 65 starts over six seasons of racing for earnings of $1,149,202. His resume is highlighted by wins in the G1 Carter Handicap, the G3 Toboggan Stakes, and a pair of non-graded stakes.
Gaston Grant trained Green Gratto and co-owned him with Anthony Grant. The horses was bred in New Jersey by Kaz Hill Farm.
“We are extremely excited to add a horse with the quality of Green Gratto to the New York stallion program,” Wright said. “He is an absolute stunner at 17 hands with elite balance and athleticism for his size and as a racehorse he was a true warrior. He had speed to burn and we love that he was a sound horse able to start 65 times against the best competition which in this day and age of racing is unheard of. He will provide a great option to New York breeders and add toughness and quality to the breeding program.”
Green Gratto is out of the winning Smokester mare Starship Smokester.
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