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.
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