Stallion Backtalk has been moved to and will be standing the 2013 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala.
Backtalk is a multiple graded stakes winner having taken the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga and the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs at age two; and the Sportsmans Paradise Stakes at Delta Downs at age three.
Backtalk entered stud for the first time in 2012 and will have his first foals in 2013.
“We’re excited about Backtalk joining the stallion roster at Bridlewood,” Bridlewood farm manager George Isaacs said. “Backtalk was a consistently game 2-year-old and 3-year-old that proved his racing class. He’s out of a stakes-winning and graded stakes-producing Affirmed mare, and we all know how important Affirmed is as a broodmare sire.”
A son of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones and out of the Affirmed mare Apasionata Sonata, Backtalk will stand for a fee of $3,000 when the foal stands and nurses.
“If it’s your goal to breed a runner then you have to consider this stallion.”
Smarty Jones – Apasionata Sonata, by Affirmed
EXCEPTIONAL MULTIPLE GRADED SW JUVENILE
Top-Class Two-Year-Old by One of History’s All-Time Leaders
- Precocious winner of his first three career starts at two: weighted at 115 on the Experimental
- Called “something special” by The Blood-Horse after $150,000 Sanford S. (G2) victory in 1:10.07, just .07 off Secretariat’s time
- Daylight winner of $110,500 Bashford Manor S. (G3) at Churchill,despite stumbling at the break
- Broke maiden in racetrack debut at Churchill Downs by 2 3/4 – :57.87
- Won one-mile Sportsman’s Paradise S. in three-year-old debut: also placed in five more stakes, 5 1.2f to 9f, dirt and turf
- Won or placed in eight stakes races, ages 2 through 4; Ran 1-2-3 11 times in 15 starts, earnings $405,051
- The leading money winner at stud by Smarty Jones,
out of a million-dollar producer by Affirmed
- First four dams are stakes winners and/or stakes producers
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