Blended Citizen, a three-time graded stakes winner, has been purchased by DMW Racing Stables and will enter stud in Oklahoma for the 2021 breeding season. Mike Recio brokered the transaction on the 5-year-old son of Proud Citizen on behalf of owners Sayjay Racing, LLC, Greg Hall, and Brooke Hubbard.
At two, Blended Citizen broke his maiden at Del Mar around two turns, defeating eventual Grade 1 winner River Boyne. In his second start at age three, Blended Citizen picked up his first graded stakes score in the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park, a qualifying points race for the Kentucky Derby. Just two starts later, switching back to the dirt in the Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes, Blended Citizen overcame a six-wide trip to win by open lengths to defeat a field that included eventual graded stakes winner Core Beliefs.
This year, at the age of five, Blended Citizen added the G3 Louisiana Stakes at the Fair Grounds to his resume. He retires with five career wins and earnings of more than $558,000.
“Blended Citizen was an incredibly talented and versatile individual,” said co-owner Brooke Hubbard, who purchased Blended Citizen at the 2017 OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale for $85,000. “He showed tremendous ability to win on three different surfaces and to win graded stakes races on both dirt and synthetic against some of the top horses of his generation. We are excited about his future and to his first-crop of foals in 2022.”
By Proud Citizen, Blended Citizen is bred on the same cross that produced Kentucky Oaks winner Proud Spell, one of five champions sired by the graded stakes winning son of Gone West. He was bred by Ray Hanson out of the stakes winning Langfuhr mare Langara Lass, a full sister to graded stakes winning filly Madeira Park. Blended Citizen is a half-brother to stakes winning millionaire and Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin At Lee, and a full brother to stakes winning filly Battlefield Angel, who also placed in the G1 Darley Alcibiades, and is the dam of the graded stakes placed colt Manny Wah.
“We could not be more pleased to acquire an exceptional horse like Blended Citizen,” said Matt Wilkett of Tulsa, Okla.-based DMW Racing Stables. “We think a horse with his depth of pedigree, paired with his ability to win as a 2-year-old and at the graded stakes level at three, makes him an attractive horse for breeders in Oklahoma at the southwest region.”
Blended Citizen will stand for an introductory rate of $2,000 at Collett Equine Veterinary Service. There will be a limited number of lifetime breeding rights available to the first 20 mares that are booked for Blended Citizen’s first season.
(from press release)