FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sent by the Texas Thoroughbred Association on behalf of Valor Farm)
Shoplifted and Gold Double Added to Valor Farm Roster
Valor Farm is pleased to announce two new stallions, Shoplifted and Gold Double, for the 2022 breeding season, further bolstering the most accomplished stallion roster in Texas.
Shoplifted is a son of one of the breed’s all-time leading sires, Into Mischief, who is on his way to topping the North American general sire list for the third consecutive year. A $525,000 yearling who sold for $800,000 as a 2-year-old, Shoplifted earned nearly $600,000 on the track while making six starts against Grade 1 competition for trainer Steve Asmussen. Shoplifted hit the board in three of those Grade 1 races: he ran second in the Runhappy Hopeful Stakes (G1) in his second lifetime start and third in both in the Woody Stephens Stakes (G1) and H. Allen Jerkins Stakes (G1). He also won the $400,000 Springboard Mile Stakes at Remington Park. Shoplifted was retired from racing after finishing a close second to graded stakes winner Dennis’ Moment at Keeneland in October. The 4-year-old is out of the winning Yes It’s True mare Shopit. He will stand for a fee of $5,000.
Gold Double, a winning son of leading sire Medaglia d’Oro out of graded stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold, has also been retired from racing to stand his first year at stud at Valor Farm. A homebred for Valor Farm’s owner Douglas Scharbauer, Gold Double will stand for a fee of $1,000. Gold Double hit the board in all five of his career starts, including a maiden win at Fair Grounds, and he brings a powerful pedigree to the Texas breeding program as the only known son of Medaglia d’Oro, one of the world’s top stallions, standing in the state. Gold Double is out of Texas-bred Fiftyshadesofgold, who earned $420,521 in nine starts with wins in the Debutante Stakes and Eight Belles Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs and a runner-up finish in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).
Gold Double’s pedigree mirrors the long and successful history of Valor Farm. Fiftyshadesofgold, the 2014 Texas Horse of the Year, is by Valor stallion My Golden Song, perennially one of the leading sires in the Lone Star State. The dam of Fiftyshadesofgold, Hadif Cat, is by Hadif, who helped put Valor Farm on the map as one of Texas’ top sires of the 1990s and into the 2000s. The pedigree of Fiftyshadesofgold also includes Grade 2 winner Alysbelle, a full sister to the great Kentucky Derby winner, Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer Alysheba, who was campaigned by Douglas’ mother, Dorothy, and sister, Pamela, as part of the noted breeding and racing program with his father, Clarence.
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