G1 winner The Big Beast retires to Ocala Stud
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Big Beast, the Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2016 at J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Florida. A fee will be determined and announced soon.

“The Big Beast was a tremendously fast and talented Grade 1 winner on the track, and he’s an imposing individual,” said O’Farrell. “The Big Beast proved he was one of the best sprinters in the country over the last couple years, and he’s from a sire line that’s been successful in Florida. We’re very excited to work with owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong on standing The Big Beast, and we believe breeders are going to really like him.”

Trained by Tony Dutrow, The Big Beast broke his maiden at Belmont and went on a four-race win streak that included a victory in the $500,000 King’s Bishop S. (G1) at Saratoga last year as a 3-year-old. He stopped the clock in 1:22.35 for seven furlongs in the prestigious King’s Bishop, defeating graded stakes winners Wildcat Red, C. Zee, Noble Moon, and Coup de Grace, as well as stakes winner Fast Anna.

The Big Beast also ran six furlongs in 1:09 flat and earned a 102 Beyer at Saratoga at three, before returning as a 4-year-old to lose a head bob on the wire in the $350,000 Vanderbilt H. (G1). The strapping bay colt took late multiple G1 winner Rock Fall to the wire, losing a heartbreaker in a blazing 1:08.75 for six furlongs. He earned a 106 Beyer for the performance, marking one of the fastest Beyers at the distance in 2015.

The Big Beast was also in the money in the Carter H. (G1) and Forego S. (G1), finishing second to multiple Grade 1 winner Private Zone in the latter to close out his career with earnings of $676,300 for owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong.

By former Florida champion freshman sire Yes It’s True, The Big Beast is out of the stakes-placed Deputy Minister mare, V V S Flawless.

For more information about The Big Beast, please contact David or Joe O’Farrell at 352-237-2171, or visit OcalaStud.com.

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