Multiple Grade 1 winner Colonel Liam to stand at Ocala Stud
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Colonel Liam, a three-time Grade 1 winner and back-to-back winner of the Pegasus Turf Invitational S. (G1) at Gulfstream Park has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at Ocala Stud. His fee has been set at $6,500 S&N.

A $1.2 million graduate of the OBS Spring Sale, where he was consigned by Wavertree Stables and purchased by Jacob West on behalf of Robert and Lawana Low, Colonel Liam was preparing for a defense of his Pegasus Turf title for trainer Todd Pletcher when he came up with a small ankle issue that kept him out of the race.

In addition to his pair of victories in the Pegasus Turf, which he won in 2022 with a career-high 102 Beyer Speed Figure, Colonel Liam also annexed the $1,000,000 Turf Classic S. (G1) at Churchill Downs in 2021, recording a 100 Beyer, and captured that year’s Muniz Memorial Classic S. (G2) at Fair Grounds. He won the initial stakes win of his career as a 3-year-old in 2020, taking down top prize in the Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park in his final start of the season.

A son of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Liam’s Map, a half-brother to Not This Time, Colonel Liam is produced from the Bernardini mare Amazement and hails from the family of multiple G1 winner Wonder Again, his second dam. All told, he won seven of 12 lifetime starts and banked $1,812,565 in a stellar racing career. Bred in Kentucky by Phillips Racing Partnership, Colonel Liam joins two other Grade 1 winners new to Ocala Stud’s roster for 2023 in Roadster and Gretzky the Great.

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