‘Like Father Like Son’: First Foal Is A Colt For Long On Value

by | 01.24.2020 | 7:46pm
The first foal by Long on Value: A colt out of the Valid Appeal mare Valid Meadow.

Long On Value – standing at Pleasant Acres Stallions – sired his first reported foal Jan. 22, 2020 when a colt was born in Ocala, Fla., at Hidden Oaks Farm, for Just For Fun Stables.

The colt is out of Valid Meadow – a Kentucky mare out of Unchained Appeal and a daughter of Valid Appeal.

Valid Appeal won the Grade 2 Dwyer Handicap at Belmont Park, and placed in the G2 Saratoga Special Stakes, the G2 Futurity Stakes, the G2 Saranac Stakes, and the G2 Jerome Handicap. Valid Meadow's sire, Meadowlake, broke his maiden by 22 lengths in the G1 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Hawthorne, and raced undefeated in his career. Meadowlake was the sire of 54 stakes winners.

“Like father like son. This colt has a great shoulder, strong hip, and a lot of leg,” said Charles Weston of Hidden Oaks Farm. “We are expecting another Long On Value foal in two weeks and I'm confident it will be as good as this one.”

Long On Value is a multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire. With 32 starts, Long On Value finished in the top four in 22 races, including 12 graded stakes.

During his long career, Long On Value won eight stakes, including the $300,000 G1 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine (at age seven), the $200,000 G2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita (at three), and the $150,000 G3 Canadian Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park (at four). He was second – by a nose – in the $1-million G1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai in 2017 (at six), and third in the G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes and G Maker's 46 Mile Stakes at Keeneland.

Campaigning at 15 tracks in four countries (U.S., Canada, England, Dubai) Long On Value won on dirt and turf, while going short and long, and earning more than $1.13 million. With a long racing career that spanned six seasons, Long On Value received seven triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures and was 60 percent in the money.

A son of Value Plus, by Unbridled's Song, Long On Value stands at Pleasant Acres Stallions for $2,500.

Established in 1983, Pleasant Acres Farms, owned by Joseph and Helen Barbazon, was honored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners' Association as the 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, in addition to being awarded the 2008 Needles Award for Outstanding Small Breeder.

The Pleasant Acres Stallions stallion division was launched in 2014. Besides Long On Value, Amira's Prince, Beau Choix, Bucchero, Handsome Mike, Neolithic, Ride On Curlin, and Treasure Beach stand at the farm.

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