Travers winner V.E. Day to stand at Waldorf
Travers winner V.E. Day to stand at Waldorf By Ollie O'Donoghue 12:10PM 2 DEC 2016
TRAVERS Stakes winner V.E. Day has been retired and will stand at Waldorf Farm, New York in 2017 at a fee of $6,500.
V.E. Day raced from three to five and won races from a mile to 1m2f.
The five-year-old son of English Channel raced 17 times, winning four consecutive races as a three-year-old, culminating with a win in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes on dirt at Saratoga, when he touched off stablemate Wicked Strong by a nose.
His last run as a three-year-old came when finishing down the field, in the Breeders' Cup Classic won by Bayern.
V.E. Day finished second by a neck in the Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park at four.
He was switched to the yard of Andre Fabre for his five-year-old where he finished third three times, before his retirement to stud.
He is out of the unraced Deputy Minister mare California Sunset, who is herself out of a sister to 1m2f to 1m4f Grade 1 turf winner Sunshine Forever.
New addition to Gainesway Farm
Anchor Down has been retired to stand at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky, where the five-year-old son of Tapit will stand at a fee of $10,000.
Anchor Down was sold as a yearling for $250,000 at the Keeneland September Sale and is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner over 7f Sweet Lulu.
Raced seventeen times from three to five, Anchor Down won five times, with Belmont Park proving to be a dirt track that suited him.
Anchor Down's third start this year saw him win the Grade 3 Westchester Stakes over a mile. He also ran second to Frosted in this year's Sun Metropolitan Handicap, before his biggest success came in the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap in October.