Thursday, September 07, 2006
SUAVE, a son of A. P. Indy bred by Mace and Samantha Siegel out of
their GI winning millionaire Urbane, will be retired to Darby Dan Farm
in Lexington, KY at the conclusion of his 2006 racing career.
A millionaire, multiple graded stakes winner, and track
record-setter in graded competition - SUAVE won graded events at
Churchill, Saratoga and Arlington Park. Those wins include the G2
Saratoga Breeders’ Cup Handicap and G2 Washington Park Handicap (NTR –
1:53.53). He also finished second at Belmont in the 2005 GI Jockey Club
Gold Cup. Trained by Paul McGee, Suave has seven lifetime wins and has
earned over $1.3 million.
Suave’s dam is the multiple Grade I winning mare Urbane, who
captured the GI Ashland at Keeneland and the GI John A. Morris Handicap
at Saratoga. A daughter of Citidancer, Urbane traces her roots to the
heralded blue hen mare Dumfries, dam of legendary sire Lyphard.
John Phillips, co-managing partner of Darby Dan Farm, said “A son of
A. P. Indy who could carry natural speed has been a goal of Darby Dan
for some time. Suave caught our attention in a big way with his track
record at Arlington. With Urbane and the strength of his female family,
Suave has all the criteria to be a successful sire.”