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Quality Road Colt

    • Quality Road #2 sire in North America in 2022

    • Hall of Famer McGaughey trains graded stakes winner Integration for WPT/Woodford

    • Half brother to graded stakes winner Fort Bragg

Featuring an exciting pedigree loaded with potential and a simply phenomenal physical, Hip 225, our brand-new Quality Road colt, truly has it all as one of the standouts of the star-studded Keeneland September sale.

In addition to his legendary sire, who’s produced 73 stakes winners and counting, Hip 225 is out of an ultra-talented young mare. March X Press was a dazzling turf sprinter who was always a little slow out of the gate before coming with an explosive, scintillating late kick, which won her the Bolton Landing Stakes as a 2-year-old in highly improbable fashion (video).

Most recently selling for $560,000 with our colt in utero in 2021, March X Press has already shown immense potential as a broodmare with her first foal, Fort Bragg, earning a 106 Beyer in a game conquest of the Grade III Dwyer Stakes earlier this summer. Second dam Indian Rush was also a stakes-placed juvenile by outstanding broodmare sire Indian Charlie.

Built like a 2 or even 3-year-old, Hip 225 makes a tremendous impression in the flesh. He has a big, long stride while still looking extremely fluid in his motion and sports fantastic muscle tone from tip to tail, particularly in his shoulder. The fact that he’s a late-April foal and has even more development to come is an even more tantalizing final piece to this dazzling picture.

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey trains recent Quality Road graded stakes winner Integration for West Point Thoroughbreds and Woodford Racing.

Syndication price includes all veterinary, training, acquisition, and legal costs through January 1, 2025.

Watch the WPT buying team talk about the Quality Road colt

Watch David Ingordo Discuss the Quality Road/March X Press colt

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

  • Trainer of seven champions
  • Inducted into Racing Hall of Fame in 2004
  • Conditioned KY Derby winner Orb and 2019 Derby runner-up Code of Honor
  • Oversees Graded Stakes Winners Integration and First Captain for WPT and Woodford Racing
  • Shug’s Hall of Fame inductees include Easy Goer, Heavenly Prize, Inside Information, Lure, Personal Ensign

Quality Road Colt Info

  • Trainer: Shug McGaughey
  • Sire: Quality Road
  • Dam: March X Press
  • Broodmare Sire: Shanghai Bobby
  • Birth Date: April 20, 2022
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Ocala, Florida
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 2.20
  • Center of distribution: 0.50
  • TrueNicks: A+

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