Thursday, September 05, 2013
O’Prado Again, winner of the 2011 Remsen S. (G2) as a 2-year-old, has been retired and will stand stud in 2014 at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. A 4-year-old son of leading sire of sires El Prado (Ire), O’Prado Again will stand for a fee of $5,000 stands & nurses and participate in the farm’s Share The Upside program.
“Darby Dan is thrilled to have the opportunity of offering this exciting son of El Prado in our Share The Upside program,” said John Phillips, Darby Dan owner. “In my mind, O’Prado Again represents a great example of a young stallion with that big upside. I’ve never seen a better-looking son of El Prado, who’s obviously proving himself as a serious sire of sires with the likes of Medaglia d’Oro and Kitten’s Joy, and O’Prado Again showed both quality and precociousness on the racetrack. We invite breeders to come out and see him. I really think they’re going to like what they see.”
A $350,000 yearling, O’Prado Again became one of the winter book favorites for the 2012 Kentucky Derby after breaking his maiden at Keeneland and then following up with a victory in the Remsen S. (G2) at Aqueduct over multiple graded stakes winners. The gray colt was campaigned by Donegal Racing and trainer Dale Romans.
O’Prado Again hails from the Pulpit mare Leh She Run, who is a half-sister to the dam of Grade 1 winner and Grade 1-producing sire First Samurai. In the Share The Upside program, breeders can elect to breed two mares in 2014, or one mare in both 2014 and 2015. After two foals are born and the $5,000 stands and nurses contracts are paid, the breeder will receive a lifetime breeding right in O’Prado Again. For more information on O’Prado Again or Darby Dan’s Share The Upside program, visit DarbyDan.com or contact Ryan Norton at 859-254-0424.