Leading Texas stallion Wimbledon has been sold to Texan Jack Cook and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Joe Kerby’s Key Ranch near Salado, just north of Austin. Formerly the top freshman and second-crop sire in the Lone Star State, Wimbledon will stand for a fee of $2,000. Wimbledon formerly stood at Valor Farm near Pilot Point.
Wimbledon is a son of multiple Grade 1 winner Wild Rush who hit the board in seven of 11 career starts, including a victory in the Louisiana Derby (G2) that made him a favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1) before he was retired due to a minor injury.
Wimbledon has nine stakes horses to his credit, and his leading earner is multiple Texas champion Worldventurer. Named Texas Champion 2-Year Colt/Gelding in 2012 and the Texas Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding in 2013, Worldventurer has banked $266,975. In Texas, he won the TTA Sales Futurity at Lone Star Park and the Groovy Stakes and a division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park before capturing the Emerald Downs Derby in Washington. He also finished third in the $300,000 Remington Springboard Mile, just a half-length behind eventual Travers Stakes (G1) winner and Eclipse Champion Will Take Charge. Worldventurer sold for $150,000 early in his 3-year-old year at Fasig-Tipton Texas.
Wimbledon is also the sire of three-time stakes winner Daphne Angela ($233,644) and stakes winner Chicks a Flyin ($208,782).
For more information, contact Key Ranch at (254) 527-3679.