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    • Huge-Striding Colt Showed His ‘Quality’ on Sales Grounds

    • Headed to the new Hall of Famer Pletcher, Who Trained Quality Road

    • Dam Was a Graded Stakes Winner at 2, 3 and 4

City of Light, a son of Quality Road, has come nearly full circle since he made waves as a yearling in 2015, bringing $710,000 at Keeneland. Now he is a rising stallion, having made his mark on the track with three Grade 1 wins, topped off by back-to-back victories in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and Pegasus World Cup. That is exactly the road West Point and Woodford Racing (a division of the same Lane’s End Farm that stands Quality Road and City of Light) are looking to go down with this colt, who cost just $10,000 less than City of Light did six years ago. Snatched up as the first horse through the sale ring for Night Two at the Saratoga select sale Tuesday, the new colt is a dead ringer for Quality Road, one of the elite sires in America with a roll card of 11 Grade 1 winners. The venerable Brookdale Farm knew what kind of “quality” they were bringing to Saratoga with a single-horse consignment. “He has a huge walk to him,” Brookdale’s Joe Seitz said. “Up here at Saratoga, when a horse has a nice big walk, there's tons of room, so a horse can showcase himself. He did that. He was on his toes the entire time in the right way.” The nick is rated an “A++,” matching Quality Road with the Grade 1-winning mare Harmonize, by Scat Daddy. Harmonize was a star at ages 2, 3 and 4, winning back-to-back stakes as a juvenile, the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks as a sophomore, and the Grade 3 Glens Falls at Saratoga in her swan song. Her first foal is a 2-year-old of 2021 who has not raced yet. The colt will be trained by new enshrined Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, who oversaw much of Quality Road’s career, including a stellar 4-year-old season that saw him rack up a trio of Grade 1 triumphs: in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap (by 12 3/4 lengths), the Grade 1 Met Mile, and the Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga. Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2023.

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

  • 7-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer
  • Trained nine Breeders’ Cup winners including 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso
  • Trained two Kentucky Derby and three Belmont Stakes winners
  • Operates all-time leading stable by money won

Quality Road/Harmonize colt Info

  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher
  • Sire: Quality Road
  • Dam: Harmonize
  • Broodmare Sire: Scat Daddy
  • Birth Date: March 14, 2020
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 2.11
  • Center of distribution: 0.50
  • TrueNicks: A++

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