Regally-bred G2 winner Bird Song sold to stand in Saudi Arabia
Multiple stakes winner BIRD SONG (Unbridled’s Song – Bird Town) has been purchased to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
The seven-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song previously stood at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky. His oldest crop are yearlings of 2020.
Trained by Ian Wilkes on behalf of breeder Marylou Whitney, Bird Song won five races at three to four years including the G2 Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs. That gate-to-wire victory over Honorable Duty, Noble Bird and American Freedom capped an excellent four-year-old campaign that also saw him win the G3 Fred W Hooper Stakes at Gulfstream Park and run placed in the G3 Hal’s Hope and Ben Ali Stakes.
Bird Song boasts a pedigree out of the top drawer as a son of Marylou Whitney’s champion Kentucky Oaks heroine Bird Town. In turn, that daughter of Cape Town is a half-sister to Belmont Stakes winner Birdstone, subsequently a Classic-producing sire.