Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Canadian classic winner Breaking Lucky will be standing in Florida for the 2021 breeding season at Pleasant Acres Stallions, with a fee of $5,000.
He began his stallion career at Blue Star Racing in Louisiana for the 2020 breeding season. Before retiring to Louisiana, Breaking Lucky successfully raced for the partnerships of West Point Thoroughbreds, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Eric Young, and R.A. Hill Stable.
“Our mission has always been to expand Florida’s breeding program by offering exceptional stallion bloodlines,” said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres Stallions. “Bringing Breaking Lucky to Pleasant Acres Stallions is a huge win for all of us in the state. This successful GSW millionaire is the the ONLY son of Lookin at Lucky to be standing in Florida and we are proud to have him.”
Hailing from the red-hot sire line of Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike), Breaking Lucky also comes from an impressive female family. His dam, GSP Shooting Party (Sky Classic), broke her maiden in her first race. She was second in the G1 Garden City BrHailingeeders’ Cup Handicap and third in both the G3 Pebbles Handicap and the G2 Nassau County Stakes.
She had already produced 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 Kentucky Derby winner Country House (Looking at Lucky).
Breaking Lucky’s sire 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.
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On the track, Breaking Lucky won the 2015 Prince of Wales Stakes – the second leg of Canada’s Triple Crown – while defeating MG1SW and 2015 Sovereign Award Champion 3-Year-Old Shaman Ghost. In 2016, he won the G3 Seagram Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Breaking Lucky went on to place in the G1 Clark Handicap, G1 Whitney Stakes and G1 Stephen Foster Handicap behind Horse of the Year Gun Runner. In total, Breaking Lucky was on the board in 10 graded stakes and two black-type races.