WinStar stallion Carpe Diem has been sold and will take up stud duty in Louisiana for 2022, the farm announced today.
Carpe Diem will be syndicated in Louisiana by a group led by Picard Racing (Dawn and Jeff Picard) and David Tillson and he will stand the upcoming breeding season at Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne in Louisiana. By Giant’s Causeway out of the graded stakes-placed Unbridled’s Song mare Rebridled Dreams, Carpe Diem, a dominant Grade 1 winner at two and three for WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables and an earner of $1,519,000, will be available for inspection at Acadiana Equine beginning on Dec. 18.
Carpe Diem is the sire of 11 black-type horses in 2021, led by stakes winners Bella Aurora, Wait for Nairobi, and graded stakes-placed Thisismytime, runner-up in the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes. A $1.6 million juvenile purchase, Carpe Diem is also a leading sire of 2-year-olds this year (21 juvenile winners) and is represented by Romancer, runner-up in the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs.
“We have a strong relationship with David Tillson and Acadiana Equine,” said Liam O’Rourke, Director of Bloodstock Services for WinStar Farm. “We look forward to continued success with Carpe Diem.”
David Tillson added, “Our goal is to provide Louisiana breeders the best opportunity for future success, and we’re excited to stand Carpe Diem, a multiple Grade 1 winner and proven stallion.”
Opelousas, LA–David Tillson announced new 2021 stallion, the Graded Stakes Winner BOBBY’S WICKED ONE, by red hot SPEIGHTSTOWN, leading sire of Grade 1 winners in 2020, has retired to Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne.
BOBBY’S WICKED ONE defeated MITOLE winning his racing debut at 2 at the Fair Grounds by over 5 lengths. Winner of Keeneland’s Commonwealth S.-G3 and second in the Churchill Downs S.-G1, BOBBY’S WICKED ONE defeated the winners of over $29 million, including 19 Graded stakes winners, earned multiple triple digit Beyer Speed Figures and retired with earnings of $547,673.
Out of the GHOSTZAPPER mare WICKED CHARM, a winning half-sister to champion Turf Sire of 2020 ENGLISH CHANNEL, his third dam is multiple champion COMMITTED.
BOBBY’S WICKED ONE will stand for $3,500 live foal as the property of a syndicate. For more information contact David Tillson (337) 315-2439.
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.
Grade 1 winner Gemologist, who won a grade 2 race in his perfect juvenile sea- son, has been relocated from WinStar Farm to Acadiana Equine @ Copper Crown in Opelousas, La., for the upcoming breeding season.
In the deal brokered by David Tillson and Docatty Stables, the 9-year-old stallion will stand for $4,500.
A top five first-crop sire in 2016, a top 10 second-crop sire in 2017, and a leading third-
crop sire by winners for 2018, Gemologist sired Frizette Stakes (G1) winner Yellow Agate in his first crop and also is represented by Futurity Stakes (G3) winner Theory and
grade 3 winner Golden Diamond. The son of Tiznow also is the sire of promising 2-year-old colt Federal Case, an impressive maiden special weight winner at Keeneland in October, who was a $650,000 acquisition by Robert and Lawana Low out of the WinStar Racing consignment at the recent Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Winner of the Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) at 3, Gemologist capped an undefeated juvenile campaign by capturing the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. He was bred in Kentucky by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust – 2, andretired in 2012 with five wins from seven career startsand earnings of $794,855.
Out of the Mr. Prospector mare Crystal Shard, the regally bred stallion is a half brother to stakes winners Sydenham and Clear Destiny and hails from a rich female family cultivated by breeder Ned Evans.