Secret Circle , the winner of 2 Breeders’ Cup International Championships races, is being relocated from Kentucky to Michele Rodriguez’s Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana in a deal brokered by means of Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
A brilliantly speedy horse for Bob Baffert, Secret Circle pulled off a unprecedented success when he gained the 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Dash and two years later captured the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Dash (G1). Out of 16 lifetime begins, the son of Eddington was once winner or runner-up in 10 graded stakes. He retired with greater than $3.67 million in profits.
Consistent with Schumer, Secret Circle turns into the primary Breeders’ Cup Dash winner to face in Louisiana and is among the richest horses to ever stand within the state.
“Secret Circle items an exceptional alternative for Louisiana breeders to make use of a Breeders’ Cup Dash champion who’s in what is also the inner most crop of sires we’ve got observed in years,” mentioned Schumer. “His first crop has already proven super promise, together with Succeed in The Circle, who got here with reference to profitable the Louisiana Futurity, and bold allowance winner Secret Laws.”
Secret Circle was once represented by means of 10 winners all over his freshman season closing 12 months, which additionally integrated Arlington-Washington Futurity runner-up Woopigsooie.
Bred by means of Willmott Stables in Kentucky, Secret Circle is the second one foal out of the Dixieland Band stakes winner Ragtime Hope. The colt was once introduced on the market and purchased again as a yearling after which entered within the 2011 Ocala Breeders’ Gross sales’ March 2-Yr-Olds in Coaching Sale as a part of the Flying Fish consignment. An entity recognized as Smack Down Farm purchased Secret Circle for $165,000 at OBS and he wound up racing for longtime companions Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman and was once educated by means of Baffert.
Secret Circle was once unbeaten in 3 begins at 2 and at Three gained the Southwest Stakes (G3) and Insurrection Stakes (G2) ahead of completing runner as much as Bodemeister within the Arkansas Derby (G1). Reducing again in distance as an older horse, Secret Circle added victories within the Breeders’ Cup Dash at four and the Dubai Golden Shaheen Subsidized by means of Gulf Information (G1) at 6 to his résumé. He additionally was once runner up in a 2nd renewal of the Breeders’ Cup Dash at Five previous to completing 2nd within the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1).
Secret Circle entered stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms close to Lexington and stood for $5,000 for 4 seasons. At Elite Thoroughbreds, he’ll stand along Apriority, Catalina Crimson, My Good friend Charlie, Sassicaia, and Tenpins.