TIDAL VOLUME - Stakes Winning Son of Americas Leading Sire, TAPIT
Tidal Volume, a Stakes Winning son of the leading sire, TAPIT, has been retired from racing and will start his stud career at Poplar Creek Horse Center in 2015. Earnings of $231,476 with 8 wins, 3 seconds, 2 thirds from 23 starts. Tidal Volume is an extremely versatile horse, winning on all three surfaces of dirt, turf and synthetic at 6 different tracks. A 17 hand tall and gorgeous son of the Hot Sire, TAPIT, who broke the all time leading progeny earning in one season of $16,383,113 (12/4/14), 4 MILLION ahead of the second place horse for the year. Tapit stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington and holds a stud fee of $300,000 for 2015 and is already booked full. Sons of Tapit have sold offspring for commercial amounts at the high profile sales. Tidal Volume's dam is a Stake producer and half-sister to Group 1 Classic-placed Group 3 SW ILLUSTRIOUS MISS, from the immediate family of Grade 1 SW POLITICAL AMBITION, Grade 1 SW SILVER MAIDEN. Consider this talented son of TAPIT for your mare to carry on this strong sought after bloodline. He is the first son of Tapit to stand in Ohio and the Midwest. Entry stud fee is set at $3,000. Proven producers, stake winning mares, multiple mare discounts will be available.
FAVORITE BID - Young son of SPECTACULAR BID to POPLAR CREEK
A young unraced son of the outstanding race horse, SPECTACULAR BID, has moved from Florida to stand in Ohio for 2015. Most of us know of Spectacular Bid but few can quote what his accomplishments were as a race horse. In a short version: He won 26 out of 30 career starts, he set EIGHT track records, Champion 2 year old, Champion 3 year old, followed by Horse of the Year. Earnings of $2,701,608. Favorite Bid, an honest 17.1 hands tall and a big mover, correct balance, and pretty are a few words to describe Favorite Bid. Commercial looking foals are one of his qualities. He is also nominated and registered with The American Quarter Horse Association as a breeding stallion for Quarter Horse mares and has been qualified as an accepted stallion for warmbloods. An all around versatile horse.
BIRDRUN - Graded Stakes Winner and Set a New Track Record at Belmont Park
Retired in April 2014 and is taking up stud duty at Poplar Creek Horse Center. A son of Birdstone, sire of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner MINE THAT BIRD and Champion SUMMER BIRD. Birdstone is by Grindstone by Unbridled Song. Birdrun has earnings of $622,816. Winning classice to long distances of 1 mile up to 1 3/4 miles. Placed 2nd in the Breeders Cup Marathon (G2) at Churchill Downs and won the Brooklyn Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park, defeating graded stakes winners such as Drosselmeyer, Alma d'Oro, Eldaafer, Afleet Again. Birdrun's dam is a graded stakes producer and half-sister to G2 winner SOVEREIGN KITTY. 2015 stud fee is set at $2,500. Proven producers, stake winning mares, multiple mare discounts will be available.
Ohio Stallions @Poplar Creek
Poplar Creek Horse Center LLC 3400 Macedonia Rd. Bethel, Ohio 45106
VERTIFORMER - Stakes Winner in France & Mult. Graded Stakes Pl. in America.
We are excited to have Vertiformer join our stallion roster in 2015. A stakes winner in France and multiple graded stakes placed in America. Defeating graded stake winners such as Admiral Kitten, Charming Kitten, Stately Victor, Joes Blazing Aaron & Suntracer. This fast son of Dynaformer, the sire of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner BARBARO, is a tall, regal looking individual out of Tempo West, half sister to Belmont Stakes (G1) winner UNION RAGS. He is a half brother to England's Group 1 winner DECLARATION OF WAR, who has recently arrived in America to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Kentucky commanding a $40,000 stud fee. Vertiformer retired from racing in 2014 and will start his stud career in 2015. Entry stud fee is set at $2,000. Proven producers, stake winning mares, multiple mare discounts will be available.
The attendance during our Annual Stallion Open House, on Jan. 3rd, was fabulous! Thanks to everyone for making the trip on this rainy day to view our stallions and for your support in the
Ohio Race Program.
We are so pleased that Greg Veit of the Ohio Racing Commission came to support our Open House and is shown visiting with our stallion VERTIFORMER.
Award-winning writer from the Blood-Horse Tom LaMarra joins Robin Murphy in the courtesy lounge with great food and televised replays of the farm's top performers.
Photo credit: John Engelhardt
Wow! What a great ride the 2015 breeding & foaling season has been!
100% live foal rate on 40 foals born this year!
115+ mares bred to our stallions!
A big THANK YOU to all our wonderful clients who believe in our operation and our stallions! We look forward to seeing you in 2016!
Please join us during our 4th Annual Stallion Open House in January!
New Stallions, Tidal Volume & Vertiformer were hits for their first year, we are looking forward to their first foal crop in 2016.
Congratulations to Birdrun, Louie Villain & Twinspired for