Goldencents will stand at Spendthrift Farm

 

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Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents will stand at stud at Spendthrift Farm when he concludes his racing career.

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of Goldencents to our stallion roster here at Spendthrift," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. "He is the spitting image of his sire Into Mischief, and has now surpassed his sire's record on the racetrack. We believe he has every chance to do the same thing in the breeding shed."

Trained by Doug O'Neill. Goldencents will be retired at the end of his current 4-year-old season. The colt began his 2014 campaign last Saturday with a second-place result to Palace Malice in the $1.25 million Met Mile at Belmont Park on the Belmont Stakes program.

Goldencents, owned by Glenn Sorgenstein and Josh Kaplan of W.C. Racing, won the Dirt Mile last November at Santa Anita as the 7-2 second choice. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, he defeated Golden Ticket by 2 3/4 lengths by setting the pace the entire distance.

In 2013, the colt won the Sham Stakes and Santa Anita Derby before finishing 17th in the Kentucky Derby. He was fifth in the Preakness and then posted three straight second-place finishes in the Bing Crosby, Pat O'Brien and Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes.

In 14 career starts Goldencents has five wins and five seconds for $2,224,000.

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