St Patrick's Day, a stakes-placed full-brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.
The 2015 colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Littleprincessemma began his career with Bob Baffert at Santa Anita Park on Aug. 20, 2017, finishing second to stablemate Zatter, who went on to place in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity in his next start. Thirteen days later on Sept. 2, St Patrick's Day broke his maiden, defeating future graded stakes winner Instilled Regard by a half-length.
St Patrick's Day returned to the races a year later in Ireland, where he placed twice in six starts as a 3-year-old, including a second in the G3 Renaissance Stakes.
“I trained three of his siblings, all Grade 1 performers,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “St Patrick's Day undoubtedly showed that same type of talent when he broke his maiden going :21 and :44 in his second start.”
Besides being a full-brother to Triple Crown winner and 2015 Horse of the Year American Pharoah, St Patrick's Day is also a half-brother to the Grade 1-winning filly Chasing Yesterday, and a full-brother to Grade 1-placed American Cleopatra.
“I can't express how excited we are to have St Patrick's Day here at Journeyman,” said Brent Fernung of Journeyman Stud. “I want to thank Sean Feld of Climax Stallions for approaching us with this outstanding prospect. With his pedigree and his talented, but abbreviated race record, St Patrick's Day reminds me of Khozan, and I think like Khozan, he'll benefit from these tough Florida mares. Having Stonehedge Farm and Journeyman among his ownership group guarantees that St Patrick's Day will have a great book of mares.”
St Patrick's Day joins Florida's leading first-crop stallion, Khozan, and Tiznow's son Fury Kapcori at Journeyman. He will stand as the property of a syndicate that includes Climax Stallions, Stonehedge Farm, and Journeyman Stud.
St Patrick's Day will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2020.
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