Morriston, Florida – January 29, 2021 — The first foal of Graded Stakes Winning Millionaire Breaking Lucky, was born January 29 at Blue Star Racing in Scott, Louisiana. Bred by 4M Ranch and Blue Star Racing, the colt is out of Anea (Unbridled’s Song / Desire to Excel, by Mt. Livermore) – who has already produced one winner out of two starters. Her dam, Desire to Excel, was a multiple stakes winner, graded stakes placed, and was on the board five out seven starts. She has produced three winners out of five starters, including one Black Type Winner.
“If there is one word that I can use to describe this colt, it would be STRONG,” said Blue Star Racing Owner Dex Comardelle. “He is nicely put together, has all the right angles, has good bone, conformation, and lots of leg! If this first colt is any indication of how the rest of Breaking Lucky’s crop will look, it’s going to be an exciting year.”
After breaking his maiden in only his second start, Breaking Lucky went on to win the Black Type Woodbine’s 2015 Prince of Wales Stakes – the second leg of Canada’s Triple. In 2016, he won the G3 Seagram Cup Stakes at Woodbine and went on to place in the G1 Clark Handicap, G1 Whitney Stakes, and G1 Stephen Foster Handicap behind Horse of the Year Gun Runner (Candy Ride). In total, Breaking Lucky was on the board in 10 graded stakes and two black type races, campaigned in two countries, and earned $1,196,376.
“Breaking Lucky had an incredible, quality book of mares in his first year at stud with mares spread across the region,” said Comardelle. “It’s very special to have his first foal born here at Blue Star Racing – where he began his stallion career. We are excited about our new partnership with Pleasant Acres Stallions and will continue to support him with quality mares now that he is in Florida.”
Hailing from the red-hot sire line of Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike), Breaking Lucky also comes from an impressive female family. His dam, Graded Stakes Placed Shooting Party (Sky Classic), broke her maiden in her first race. She was second in the G1 Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap and was third in both the G3 Pebbles Handicap and the G2 Nassau County Stakes. She had already produced two winners from her first two foals to race when she foaled Breaking Lucky – who went on to win $1,196,376. Currently, she is the dam of four winners including Quake Lake (War Chant) – the dam of G1 Kentucky Derby winner and G1P Country House (Looking at Lucky) and the G3 Gallorette Stakes winner Mitchell Road (English Channel).
Breaking Lucky’s sire, Lookin at Lucky, stands in Kentucky for $20,000 and is well on his way to becoming a sire of sires. A champion at two and three, he won nine races including the G1 Preakness Stakes, the G1 Izod Haskell Invitational Stakes, the G1 Del Mar Futurity, the G1 Norfolk Stakes, and the G1 CashCall Futurity. Lookin at Lucky was in the money 11 out of 13 starts with career earnings of $3,307,278. He is the sire of G1 Accelerate (standing for $17,500 in KY), G1 Country House (standing for $7,500 in KY), G1 Wow Cat, G2 Madefromlucky, G2 Money Multiplier, G2 Dr Dorr, G2 Diamond Oops, etc.
Breaking Lucky stands for $5000 and joins stallions Amira’s Prince, Bucchero, Curlin’s Honor, Gunnevera, Handsome Mike, Long On Value, Neolithic, Ride On Curlin, Squadron A, and Sweetontheladies, at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala. Pleasant Acres Stallions has received many accolades for excellence, including 2017 Florida Freshman Sire of the Year for Poseidon’s Warrior, 2017 DRF Florida-bred Beyer Award, 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, 2009 Florida Broodmare of the Year, Breeder of the 2009 Florida Horse of the Year, and was ranked third in the nation for leading breeders in 2009 by average earnings per starter with 10 or more starters.
For more information on Pleasant Acres Stallions, visit www.pleasantacresstallions.com. Pleasant Acres Stallions is located at 2153 S.E. HWY-41, Morriston, Florida 32668. Owners: Joe Barbazon and Helen Barbazon.