[column col=”1″] THOROUGHBRED BREEDING INDUSTRY NEWS
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Accomplished Stallion Sweet Return To Stand At Ocala Stud In 2015
Move Strengthens Relationship Between Iconic Racing Families Spanning Three Generations
Ocala, FL / November 14, 2014 – Three-time Grade 1 winner and accomplished sire Sweet Return (GB), owned by the Red Oak Farm of John J. Brunetti, will join a select roster of stallions and stand the 2015 breeding season at Florida’s legendary Ocala Stud Farm.
The upcoming breeding year will be the 8th season at stud for the British-bred son of Elmaaul – Sweet Revival (GB). Sweet Return’s offspring have accounted for 16 victories in 2014, including a runaway win by the first-out two-year-old colt Wildling at Del Mar in August. His 2013 crop, which included 15 winners, ranked in the Top 5 of third-crop stallions in the state of Florida.
On the race track, Sweet Return won the Hollywood Derby (G1-T) at 3, the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (G2-T) and San Marcos Stakes (G2-T) at 4, and the Eddie Read (G1-T) and Charles Whittingham Memorial (G1-T) Handicaps at 5. Overall, Sweet Return won 8 races, earned $1,801,377, and posted 18 triple-digit Beyer numbers.
“We look forward to a new and expanded relationship with the famed Ocala Stud Farm,” said Red Oak Stable Racing Manager and General Manager Richard Sacco. “Sweet Return has some very talented offspring in competition right now and we believe he will be an attractive stallion during the 2015 breeding season.”
“Ocala Stud and Red Oak Farm are neighbors and long-time members of the Florida Thoroughbred community here in Ocala,” said Ocala Stud Farm’s David O’Farrell. “But beyond that, the O’Farrell and the Brunetti families have shared a level of passion and mutual respect over three generations that has made for a great relationship.”
“We are grateful to partner with Mr. John J. Brunetti to stand Sweet Return at Ocala Stud Farm in 2015, and we’re looking forward to the opportunity of having success together.”
Sweet Return will stand at Ocala Stud Farm for a $3,500 fee. Contact Ocala Stud Farm at (352) 237-2171 or on the web at www.ocalastud.com to make arrangements for the 2015 breeding season. [/column]
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