Partners Matt Bond, Clint Joiner and Jim Curry have agreed to stand Grade 2 winner Call Me George at Gulf Coast Equine in Louisiana for the 2016 season. Anna Paul of Gulf Coast is the stallion manager and farm owner with her father, Ray.
“I think he is an exceptional stallion prospect and will be a great addition to Louisiana’s breeding program. Call Me George comes from a great family and has excellent conformation. He has all the makings to be a great stallion,” said Anna Paul.
Call Me George was campaigned by his owners and in addition to his victory in the Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course he also placed in the Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne Race Course and Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs last fall.
His trainer Grant Forster had this to say about “George”: “Call Me George was one of the neatest horses I’ve trained. He was a tough, rugged, durable individual. He’s the type of horse I wasn’t afraid to put into any situation because I knew he’d handle it. He more than held his own against many of the best of his generation. His win in the New Orleans Handicap was a perfect example of his tenacity as he fell back to last at the top of the stretch before mounting a gutsy, sustained run that would carry him to victory. A great looking individual, Call Me George was blessed with unlimited endurance and hopefully he will pass that air capacity on to his youngsters.”
Call Me George is one of the best sons of Horse of the Year Point Given, who is also the sire of two Champions and earners of over $25 million. Out of the $113,580 stakes-winning mare SASSY CHIMES, George’s family also includes Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner SILENT BEAUTY, the brilliant G1 winner HOLLYWOOD STORY ($1,171,105), and G2 Brooklyn H. winner SEATTLE FITZ ($594,371).
Call Me George will stand for a fee of $1,500 LFSN.