Wooderson to stand in Arkansas
Stakes-placed son of Awesome Again is a half-brother to Rachel Alexandra
WOODERSON (Awesome Again – Lotta Kim) has been acquired for stud duty by Burdette Thoroughbred Farm, Goshen, Arkansas, in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
A half-brother to Champion Rachel Alexandra, Wooderson was also a talented horse whose race record includes three wins and a stakes place to subsequent G1 winner Tom’s d’Etat.
Trained by Todd Pletcher for Let’s Go Stable, Wooderson was a maiden winner at Saratoga and later added wide-margin allowance wins at Keeneland and Monmouth Park. He followed up those wins with an excellent second to Tom’s d’Etat in the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga; beaten only a length by Tom’s d’Etat, subsequently winner of the G1 Clark Handicap, he pulled almost seven lengths clear of the third to record a 103 Beyer.
Wooderson was the co-highest priced yearling by top sire Awesome Again to sell in 2016 when purchased by Let’s Go Stable for $400,000 at Keeneland. Out of the stakes-winning Roar mare Lotta Kim, he is a half-brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, whose 13 wins included the G1 Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, Haskell Invitational, Mother Goose Stakes and Woodward Stakes.
A stud fee will be announced at a later date.