OCALA, FL — Ocala Stud’s three first-sea-son stallions—Roadster, Colonel Liam and Gretzky the Great—each have had their first mares confirmed in foal, the farm announced Monday.
Alotofappeal, a stakes-producing daugh-ter of Trippi owned by Ocala Stud, has scanned in foal to Roadster. A Sunshine State product, Alotofappeal is the dam of stakes winner B C’s Train, graded stakes-placed Talk Logistics and stakes-placed Schivarelli, Sonoma Crush and Big Rings. She is also represented by Commandant, a $300,000 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale graduate a year ago and a subsequent maiden special weight debut winner at Gulfstream Park.
Roadster, a son of perennial leading sire Quality Road, was an impressive winner of the 2019 Santa Anita Derby (Grade 1). Named a TDN Rising Star following an emphatic four-and-a-quarter-length score in a Del Mar maiden special weight in his debut, Roadster finished third in the 2018 Del Mar Futurity (G1) in just his second lifetime start. In addition to his Santa Anita Derby victory, Roadster finished second in the Malibu (G1) to Omaha Beach, second in the San Carlos (G2) and was runner-up to Grade 1-winner Mucho Gusto in the Affirmed (G3). He amassed earnings of $901,500, winning nine of 16 starts.
Oakleaf Farm’s Florida-bred Sainted Dancer, a seven-time winner by Saint And-dan, is confirmed in foal to Colonel Liam.
Colonel Liam, a three-time Grade 1 win-ner and back-to-back winner of the Pegasus Turf Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park, was a $1.2 million graduate of the’ OBS Spring Sale, where he was purchased by Jacob West on behalf of Robert and Lawana Low.
A son of Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1)-winner Liam’s Map, a half-brother to leading sire Not This Time, Colonel Liam is produced from the Bernardini mare Amazement and hails from the family of multiple Grade 1-winner Wonder Again, his second dam. All told, Colonel Liam banked more than $1.8 million.
JD Farms’ Bold Rate, a Florida-bred daughter of Exchange Rate, has scanned in foal to Gretzky the Great. Bold Rate is a half-sister to stakes-placed Rare Candy and Wings of Pegasus and hails from the family of Grade 1-winner Salt Lake.
Gretzky the Great was a Grade 1 winner as a 2-year-old and is a son of champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist. Campaigned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber and trained by Mark Casse, Gretzky the Great recorded a scintil-lating score in Woodbine’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes at one mile on the turf as a juvenile. In addition to his triumph in the Summer, Gretzky the Great also won the Soaring Free and the Greenwood and finished third in the John Battaglia Memorial.