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    • ‘Classic’ type colt from second crop of Derby winner

    • Nyquist had two Grade 1-winning 2-year-olds in 2020

    • Female family built up by Live Oak Stud

A colt with the makings of a nice 2-year-old and the stamina to stretch out to a classic distance, that was the assessment of West Point’s buying team and of the Albaugh Family Stable that will join forces to race him with trainer Dale Romans.

The Nick is rated an A, matching budding sire Nyquist (a champion at 2 and Kentucky Derby winner at 3) with a family built up by Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Stud, one of the leading breeders in America dating back to the 1960s.

“He screams two turns to me, and with Nyquist and the fact that Nyquist is an Uncle Mo, he’s got a good chance to do something at 2 also,” Dale Romans said. “The Albaughs have some guidelines, we kinda joke around that it’s a formula, for what they look for, you’re talking two-turn horses who can get you to the big 3-year-old races, and it’s served them very well. This colt checked all those boxes.”

The second dam In the Gold was a Grade 1 winner for Live Oak and the third dam, Incinerate, was as hickory as it gets, winning 14 races, including a Grade 2 in New York. The colt shares a broodmare sire (Elusive Quality) with top 3-year-old and 2-year-old champ Essential Quality.

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2023.

Trainer: Dale Romans

  • Earned Eclipse Award for nation’s top trainer in 2012
  • Notable wins came in the 2005 Dubai World Cup (Roses in May), 2011 Preakness Stakes (Shackleford), 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf (Little Mike), 2011 Breeders’ Cup Mile (Court Vision), and 2009 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Tapitsfly)
  • Stable is based in Kentucky most of year and Florida in winter

He screams two turns to me, and with Nyquist and the fact that Nyquist is an Uncle Mo, he’s got a good chance to do something at 2 also.

Dale Romans

Nyquist colt Info


  • Trainer: Dale Romans
  • Sire: Nyquist
  • Dam: Helensvale
  • Broodmare Sire: Elusive Quality
  • Birth Date: February 1, 2020
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 3.00
  • Center of distribution: 0.63
  • TrueNicks: A

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