Monday, February 25, 2008
Mottz, dam of GII placed Ten Cents a Shine, has been confirmed as the
first mare in-foal to multi-millionaire Sun King. Although his first
book is quickly filling, a few spots remain in his 2008 book.
$400,000 Keeneland January yearling, Sun King competed at the highest
levels throughout his four years of racing for owner Tracy Farmer and
trainer Nick Zito. In just his third and fourth starts, he placed in
the GI Champagne Stakes and GI Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Sun King placed in six additional GI stakes, including the 2007
Woodward Stakes to Lawyer Ron at Saratoga. In last year's GI Whitney Handicap Sun King finished a breathtaking second to eventual Horse of the Year, Invasor.
King captured the GII Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes at Keeneland
and the GII Pennsylvania Derby, showing versatility by winning at
distances from 7 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles. He won or placed in 17 of 27
races and earned $2,197,018. Sun King will not be syndicated and will
remain the property of Tracy Farmer.