G1-placed Apriority retired to stand at Elite Thoroughbreds
GRADE 1-placed Apriority, winner of the Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3), has been retired to stand at Michelle Rodrigeuz’s Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana in a deal co-brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock and Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage.
A tough performer from 5 1/2 furlongs to a mile, Apriority retires as the winner of six races and $525,829.
In total, the son of Grand Slam won or was placed in 18 races.
Trained by David Fawkes on behalf of breeder Donald Dizney, he won the Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) over 6f at Gulfstream Park and ran second to Morning Line in the Carter Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct. He was also second in the Churchill Down Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs and Count Fleet Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn Park.
Apriority (Grand Slam – Midway Squall by Storm Bird) is a half-brother to 11 winners including Bahamian Squall, winner of the Smile Sprint Handicap (G2) and Grade 1-placed. Their dam Midway Squall is a daughter of the Grade 3-placed Oh So Precious and from the further family of Grade 1 winner Nany’s Sweep.