Simplification Will Stand at Pleasant Acres in 2024
Thursday, December 21, 2023

MORRISTON  – Pleasant Acres Stallions has announced the arrival of SIMPLIFICATION (Not This Time / Simply Confection, by Candy Ride) – who will stand in 2024 for $6,500.

    “We are pleased to bring a talented son of NOT THIS TIME into our stallion barn at Pleasant Acres Stallions,” said Director of Stallion Services Christine Jones. “SIMPLIFICATION is a hometown hero for all of us in Florida and we are certain breeders will benefit from breeding to this Horse-of-the-Year, Florida-bred graded stakes winner.” 

    At two, SIMPLIFICATION broke his maiden by an impressive 16 ¾ lengths on the main track at Gulfstream Park. He began his 3-year-old campaign with a front-running four-length victory in the one-mile Mucho Macho Man Stakes, then finished 2nd in the G3 Holy Bull Stakes to a future Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner. Next, he scored a 3 ½-length victory in the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes and finished 3rd in the G1 Florida Derby – his final prep for the Kentucky Derby, where he finished 4th in a field of 20.

    SIMPLIFICATION went on to be 3rd in the G2 West Virginia Derby, G3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, and the G2 WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile Stakes. A talented athlete, he retired sound with career earnings of nearly $900,000 and was in the money in close to 60% of his races.

    SIMPLIFICATION beat many exceptional rivals, including MG1 SW WHITE ABARRIO ($4,946,350) 2X, TAIBA ($2,356,200), CYBERKNIFE ($2,137,520), and G1Ws CLASSIC CAUSEWAY ($1,460,707) and MO DONEGAL ($1,511,800).

    “Simplification’s unique innate talent and competitive mindset made him the Florida champion that I’ve always wanted to train,” said Antonio Sano. “He proved to have speed, stamina, endurance, and above all, courage.” 

    SIMPLIFICATION is a son of NOT THIS TIME – the son of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, a known provider of stamina. Standing in Kentucky for $150,000, NOT THIS TIME is a Top 10 General Sire of 2023 with five G1Ws, 13 GSWs, 30 BTWs (11.2%), 48 BTHs (18%) and an average of $120,861 per runner.

    SIMPLIFICATION’s female line is very impressive.  He is out of the CANDY RIDE mare Simply Confection – winner of three races with a 2nd in the Rags to Riches Stakes. She was named 2022 FTBOA Broodmare of the Year and is also dam of CHI CHI – winner of the E. L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes.

    SIMPLIFICATION’s 2nd dam, Ballado’s Halo, was stakes-placed with a 3rd in the Queen Stakes and Wishing Well Stakes. She produced HALO’S VERSE, dam of SWs INFLEXIBILITY and HALO AGAIN. His 3rd dam, GOULASH, a stakes-winner and graded stakes-placed runner, produced Champion 3YO Filly, Champion Older Female, Hall of Fame (2014) Inductee, and winner of the Breeders’ Cup - ASHADO ($3,931,440). GOULASH also produced G1W SUNRIVER and GSW SAINT STEPHEN. His 4th dam, WISE BRIDE, produced MGSW QUITE A BRIDE – granddam of MG1W LUCK IS BACK.

    “Simplification is an extremely balanced horse with a great shoulder and strong hind leg. He always gave his all and loved his job,” said Tristan de Meric. “With his physical presence and pedigree there is a lot of potential for him at stud. He’s an exciting addition to the Florida stallion roster and a great value!” 

    SIMPLIFICATION joins stallions Bodexpress (Bodemeister), Chess Chief (Into Mischief), Curlin’s Honor (Curlin), Doppelganger (Into Mischief), Gone Astray (Dixie Union), Gunnevera (Dialed In), Leinster (Majestic Warrior), Magic on Tap (Tapit), Neolithic (Harlan’s Holiday), No Never No More (Scat Daddy), and Sweetontheladies (Twirling Candy), at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala.

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