Record-setting G1 winner In Summation sires first winner
Saturday, June 1, 2013

Freshman sire In Summation, a Grade 1-winning millionaire and two-time Santa Anita track record-setter, sired his first winner when his 2-year-old colt No Fruit Degroote impressively captured his debut by a decisive 1 ½ lengths in a $38,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Delaware Park on June 1.

No Fruit Degroote broke sharply in the 4 1/2-furlong heat and flashed good early speed. The dark bay colt overwhelmed his rivals on the turn and opened up to be a clear winner in the stretch, stopping the clock in 53.33 seconds over a fast local main track.

Trained by Ricky Griffith, No Fruit Degroote earned $22,800 for the win for owner Debmar Stables, who purchased the colt last year as a yearling for $25,000 at OBS. Bred in Florida by Big C Farm, the colt hails from the Slew Gin Fizz mare Blazing Fizz.

On the track, In Summation captured 11 stakes wins – 4 of them graded – with earnings of $1,266,166. His biggest win was in the 2007 Bing Crosby H. (G1) at Del Mar, and he set two track records at 6 furlongs and 5 ½ furlongs in back-to-back graded stakes wins at Santa Anita in 2008. In Summation won the El Conejo H. (G3) in 1:01.27 for 5 ½ furlongs, and he returned just three weeks later to win the six-furlong Palos Verdes H. (G2) in 1:06.67, which was a few ticks off the world record at the time.

In Summation began his career in May of his 2-year-old season with a 4 ¾-length victory at Calder, and he would go on to win four consecutive stakes by a combined 25 ½ lengths, including winning the Dr. Fager S. – the first leg of the FSS – with a 102 Beyer Speed Figure. He fell a nose short of sweeping the FSS and finishing his juvenile season a perfect 6-for-6 with a narrow defeat in the In Reality S.

In Summation would go on to race in 28 consecutive stakes – 14 of them graded – on all surfaces across North America after his lone start against maidens at two, never facing allowance company in five seasons of racing before retiring to stud at J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Florida.

In Summation stands 2013 at Ocala Stud for a fee of $4,000 stands and nurses. His first 2-year-olds have averaged $66,250 from 18 sold at OBS, including a $250,000 colt.

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