Oscar Performance, the three-time Grade 1 winner who recently broke a 20 year track record in the Grade 3 Poker Stakes (G3), while tying the world record for a mile on turf will retire at the end of the year to stand at Mill Ridge Farm for 2019. Oscar Performance is owned by Jerry and John Amerman. The best of his generation on the turf, Oscar Performance won every Grade 1 for 3-year-olds on the turf while racing Lasix free. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner as a 2-year-old, this son of Kitten's Joy out of stakes-winning Theatrical mare Devine Actress has continued to excel as a 3- and 4-year-old.
Trainer Brian Lynch said, “Oscar Performance identified himself early that he was a stand out individual and validated that with authority in his 2-, 3- and 4-year-old campaigns. He is a trainer's dream, Lasix free, speed, stamina and soundness. Certainly one of the best.”
Mill Ridge Farm managing partner Headley Bell could not be more pleased.
“We at Mill Ridge are so appreciative to Jerry and John Amerman for the opportunity to stand a stallion with the potential to contribute to the breed like Oscar Performance,” said Bell. “Since Diesis and Gone West, we have been waiting for the special horse to carry on from their legacies and believe Oscar Performance has all the qualities to do so. We commend Brian Lynch and his team for managing his career and look forward to him competing the remainder of the year and returning to his birthplace, Mill Ridge, to stand stud in 2019.”
His record to date at 12 starts, 7-0-1 with earnings of $1.967,632.
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