Stallion manager, David Tillson, released 2021 fees for Astrology, Court Vision and Gemologist today, all stallions stand at Acadiana Equine @ Copper Crowne. “For obvious reasons we want to provide Louisiana breeders some relief and give them a better opportunity for profitability in the future,” explained Tillson.
Standing three of the top six sires in Louisiana offers proven commodities to breeders and with the new ability for out of state mares to join the lucrative Louisiana Bred program.
Gemologist, the leading Louisiana stallion in 2019 and 2020, will stand for $4,000, the son of pensioned Tiznow appears to be the heir as the closest link to the Man o’ War line.
Champion two-year-old colt of 2019, Storm the Court is by Court Vision, the first stallion Acadiana Equine placed @ Copper Crowne. The son of Gulch will stand for $2,500 in 2021 and currently ranks second in the state by 2020 earnings.
Astrology at $2,500, offers breeders an accomplished young son of A.P. Indy with tremendous value.
For more information, contact David Tillson by Email: David@thestockexchange.biz or Phone: 337-315-2439.
by Paulick Report Staff
Placed just once in his three starts so far this year, juvenile champion Storm the Court will try to get his season back on track in this Saturday’s Grade 3 $500,000 Ohio Derby. The 3-year-old son of Court Vision was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the 14-horse field, set to go nine furlongs over the main track at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio.
The race offers the winner 20 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, rescheduled for Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Peter Eurton, Storm the Court won last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita. This year, the colt finished fourth in the G2 San Vicente in his sophomore debut, then third in the G2 San Felipe in March. Most recently, he finished sixth in the G1 Arkansas Derby. This Saturday, Storm the Court will be partnered by regular rider Flavien Prat and break from post 13.
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Juvenile champ is one of Peter Eurton’s two Arkansas Derby (G1) contenders.
Juvenile male champion Storm the Court completed major preparations for the Arkansas Derby (G1) with a quick half-mile work April 27 at Santa Anita Park. The Peter Eurton trainee worked the four furlongs on a fast main track in :47 3/5, the fourth fastest time of 41 at the distance.
“I was pretty pleased with it. Just something short; we’ve been doing some longer ones and he ships tomorrow so I didn’t want to do it,” Eurton said. “But he looked really good getting out there stretching his legs.”
Monday’s exercise followed a six-furlong drill in 1:13 3/5 April 20 and a five-furlong work in 1:00 3/5 April 15. The Court Vision colt is scheduled to fly to Oaklawn Park Tuesday morning ahead of the May 2 Arkansas Derby.
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Juvenile champion finished third in San Felipe Stakes (G2) last out.
Southern California-based trainer Peter Eurton said April 21 that he plans to have two entrants in the $750,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) May 2 at Oaklawn Park, including juvenile champion Storm the Court.
The Court Vision colt worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 April 20 at Santa Anita Park in advance of the 1 1/8-mile Arkansas Derby, which will mark his first start outside California. Storm the Court, campaigned by Exline-Border Racing, David Bernsen, Susanna Wilson, and Dan Hudock, secured an Eclipse Award as the 2019 champion 2-year-old male with a frontrunning victory in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at 45-1.
Eurton said he also plans to enter ERJ Racing, Exline-Border Racing, and Hudock’s Shooters Shoot, a first-level allowance winner at a mile April 11 at Oaklawn, in the Arkansas Derby.
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Storm the Court (Court Vision) has been overlooked for most of his young career thus far, but that changed with his recognition as an improbable champion 2-year-old male. Bought by horseman Bryan Rice for just $5,000 as a Fasig-Tipton February yearling in 2018, he blossomed in the ensuing year and sold for $60,000 to the shrewd Marette Farrell after breezing a quarter-mile in :21 2/5 at OBS April as the only representative of his sire in the entire sale. Scoring a 12-1 upset of his debut Aug. 10 at Del Mar, he was stepped up by trainer Peter Eurton into the GI Runhappy Del Mar Futurity next out. That race is infamous for the antics of heavy favorite Eight Rings (Empire Maker), who ducked in sharply soon after the start and unseated his rider. Storm the Court, who also lost his pilot because of the incident, was a mere footnote in the affair. He did little to make a name for himself in the GI American Pharoah S., finished a well-beaten third behind an Eight Rings that was on his best behavior Sept. 27 at Santa Anita. That led to him being dismissed at nearly 46-1 in the GI TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Nov. 1 in Arcadia, but the bay kept finding more after setting a quick pace, and dug in resolutely to turn back fellow longshot Anneau d’Or (Medaglia d’Oro) by a head, pulling off the biggest stunner of the World Championship weekend. Drilling steady at his Santa Anita base, Storm the Court is slated to take his first step as a sophomore on the GI Kentucky Derby trail in the Feb. 9 GII San Vicente S.
Accepting the Award…
“I am incredibly honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire Storm the Court team. There are many people who have contributed to this colt’s special moment. Marette Farrell and her team who do all the bloodstock work for Exline-Border are some of the hardest-working people I know. They are honest, diligent and I can confidently say we would not be standing here today without their guidance. Peter Eurton did an excellent job with ‘Storm.’ Peter is an excellent horseman, but he’s like family to us. He has continuously delivered us success on the biggest of stages and we are lucky to have him on our team.” —Ryan Exline of Exline-Border Racing, co-owner
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner earns 2-year-old male Eclipse Award.
The Runhappy Del Mar Futurity (G1) played a major role in determining the 2019 2-year-old male championship, but not in the normal way.
Eight Rings, the odds-on favorite, ducked in sharply shortly after the start, bumping Storm the Court. Both horses lost their riders. The incident could have ended their 2-year-old seasons, but each returned to win a grade 1 event.
Storm the Court, a son of Court Vision —My Tejana Storm, by Tejano Run, bred in Kentucky by Jim Power’s Stepping Stone Farm, was a $60,000 2-year-old auction purchase and had only a maiden victory prior to the Futurity. He had worked so well for trainer Peter Eurton before his debut, however, that his owners spent $12,000 to make him eligible to the Breeders’ Cup.
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Court Vision is now the first Louisiana based sire to have an Eclipse Award winning Champion to his credit.
Storm The Court (Court Vision-My Tejana Storm, by Tejano Run) was named the Champion 2-year-old Male, at last night’s Eclipse Awards ceremonies. A near disasterous mishap in the Runhappy Del Mar Futurity in which favorite Eight Rings bumped Storm The Court causing both horses to lose their riders, could have ended his 2-year old season. However, the Kentucky bred colt came back to finish 3rd in the G1 American Pharoah Stakes before a longshot 45-1 victory in the G1 TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Sire Court Vision stands at Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne in Opelousas, Louisiana for a 2020 fee of $3,500.
Court Vision produced the second highest win payout in Breeders’ Cup history
Not every offering at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale can be found at the end of a shank.
Friday’s closing session of the January auction will feature Hip 1671S, a lifetime breeding right to Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and veteran stallion Court Vision, who began his stud career in Ontario, relocated to Spendthrift Farm’s Kentucky base, then was moved to Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne in Opelousas, La., for the 2017 breeding season. It’ll be the first time a stallion share, season, or breeding right has been offered at a Keeneland sale in nearly a decade.
Canadian horseman Sean Fitzhenry purchased the lifetime breeding right to Court Vision when the son of Gulch retired to Park Stud in Ontario in 2012, and he continued to support the stallion when he was moved to Kentucky in 2016. However, the breeding right had gone unused since Court Vision was sold to a group based in Louisiana and relocated to the state.
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Event to include Mare and Foal Development Presentations
Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne will host a stallion showcase to present their stallions Friday, January 24 starting at 12:00 noon.
A catered lunch will be provided.
The 2020 stallion roster is composed of
- Gemologist: #1 2019 Louisiana Leading Sire; sire of 2019 G1 placed, G3SW Horologist
- Court Vision: #2 2019 Louisiana Leading Sire; sire of 2019 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, Storm The Court.
- Astrology: #5 2019 Louisiana Leading Sire; A top twenty 2019 4th Crop Sire
Between stallion presentations, guest speakers will talk to a variety of topics including
- Reproductive Mare Care
- Foot and Hoof Care
Acadiana Equine @ Copper Crowne
5124 Highway 182 South
Opelousas, LA 70570
David Tillson, Stallion Manager