The Lieutenant, Half To Justify, Shuttling To Peru

by | 05.31.2019 | 5:27pm
The Lieutenant registers his first stakes victory in the All American at Golden Gate Fields

Becky Thomas and Boris Schwartzman are pleased to announce that graded stakes winner The Lieutenant, a Grade 3-winning half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, will stand the 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at one of Peru's leading stud farms, Haras Barlovento.

The bay colt by champion 2-year-old and Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense retired with $345,883 in earnings and Equibase Speed Figures of 116, 115, and 110.

Trained in California by Mike McCarthy for Mr. and Mrs. William Warren, The Lieutenant won at Del Mar, Los Alamitos, and Santa Anita, and won the Grade 3 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, defeating six graded performers. The Lieutenant placed second to multiple Grade 1 winner Diversify in the G2 Suburban Stakes at Belmont Park, outrunning the likes of Hoppertunity, Tapwrit, Discreet Lover and War Story. He also placed in the G2 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita Park besting Full Of Luck and Curlin Road, among others.

The Lieutenant is out of Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, Stage Magic by Ghostzapper and he is a half-brother to undefeated Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year, Justify. His first crop will arrive in 2020.

The Lieutenant, who stands the Northern Hemisphere season at Sequel Stallions New York, will be shuttling for the first time after his first breeding season in the U.S. He will go into quarantine at the end of June.

“We are so excited for The Lieutenant to have a summer job at a leading stud farm in Peru,” said Becky Thomas. “The team at Haras Barlovento has just been great and they have a superb broodmare band. He will be bred to beautiful mares by leading American sires Smart Strike, Unbridled, Giant's Causeway, Candy Ride, Freud, Quiet American, Vindication, Stormy Atlantic, Mineshaft, Harlan's Holiday, Johannesburg, Kitten's Joy, Exchange Rate, Lookin at Lucky, Forest Wildcat, Dynaformer, Malibu Moon, Forestry, Pure Prize, Broken Vow, Sky Mesa, El Corredor and Grand Slam.

“We are grateful to Marette Farrell for giving The Lieutenant another opportunity to prove himself as a sire,” Thomas continued. “Given the success of Street Sense and his incredible family, we are sure The Lieutenant will become a highly sought-after sire.”

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