Atreides, a son of Medaglia d’Oro who won four of his five lifetime starts by daylight, has been relocated for the 2020 breeding season to Lori and Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The 8-year-old stallion will stand for a fee of $2,000 as property of Mike Grossman.
Atreides broke his maiden at first asking as a 3-year-old at Gulfstream Park, earning a 105 Beyer Speed Figure for a 5 ¼-length victory clocked in 1:08.69 for six furlongs. He followed that up with an easy allowance/optional claiming win and then decimated the field in the one-mile Monarchos Stakes at the Florida track, winning by 17 ½ lengths under a hand ride with another 105 Beyer Figure. Arteides capped his 3-year-old season with a 4 ½-length win in Gulfstream’s Aventura Handicap for his fourth win in five starts.
From two crops to race, Atreides has produced five stakes horses, including one of this year’s top 3-year-olds in Sueno, who placed in four consecutive graded stakes, among them the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. Sueno has earned $310,440 while hitting the board in all seven of his starts.
A son of the superior racehorse and sire Medaglia d’Oro, Atreides is out of Grade 1 winner and $779,364 earner Dream Rush, who is also the dam of Grade 1 winner and $874,500 earner Dreaming of Julia.
“Atreides flashed a world of talent on the track to establish himself as one of the top 3-year-olds of his crop, and he’s already shown that he’s passing on that talent to his offspring,” said Francisco Bravo. “We are excited to add him to the roster at River Oaks, and we think his speed, stamina and pedigree is going to produce some exceptional horses for the Oklahoma-bred program and around the region.”
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