Five-time Grade 1 winner Court Vision, a leading first-crop and second-crop stallion in the North American rankings over the past two years, has been relocated to stand at Acadiana Equine @ Copper Crowne in Opelousas, Louisiana. He will stand as property of a partnership for a fee of $3,500 with discounts for multiple breedings. Court Vision stood the 2016 season at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
Court Vision retired sound after punctuating his 31-start career with a victory in the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile while closing from 12th against a field that included multiple Eclipse Award winners Gio Ponti and Goldikova (Ire). A son of champion Gulch out of a half sister to Horse of the Year A.P. Indy and full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Summer Squall, Court Vision won at least one Grade 1 stakes in four straight years from ages 3 to 6. While much of his success came on the turf with wins in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby, Shadwell Turf Mile, Woodbine Mile and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap in addition to his Breeders’ Cup triumph, he also recorded graded victories on the dirt in the Grade 2 Remsen and Grade 3 Iroquois stakes as a 2-year-old. All told, he scored eight graded stakes wins with earnings of more than $3.7 million. All but three of his lifetime starts came in graded stakes company with 21 of those being Grade 1 competition.
Court Vision is the sire of two of the leading juveniles in Canada this year with his son King and His Court taking the $184,920 Coronation Futurity this past weekend at Woodbine and his undefeated daughter Conquest Vivi winning two stakes at Woodine. That filly just sold for $480,000 as part of the Conquest Stables dispersal at the Keeneland November sale, and she will be pointed to a 3-year-old campaign for new owner Adena Springs.
“Court Vision offers a rare opportunity for breeders in Louisiana and around the region to tap into world-class bloodlines with one of the most impressive race records you will find for a miler,” said David Tillson, who represents the ownership group. “We think he’s the complete package and one of those stallions you come across once in a while and feel like you really need to breed a mare to him. He’s already proven himself as a sire, and with him being closely related to A.P. Indy and Summer Squall we think his future is exceptionally bright.”
Some of his other stakes horses include stakes winner Crumlin Spirit, an earner of $228,337; and Hammers Vision, who placed in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special and has banked $192,324.