(Edited press release)
Multiple stakes-placed winner Beautyinthepulpit has been retired to stud at Amy and Jody Boll’s Buckridge Farm in Kinderhook.
Beautyinthepulpit, a son of leading sire of sires Pulpit, whose sons include Tapit, Lucky Pulpit and Sky Mesa, won 8 races and $410,627, including a runner-up finish in Aqueduct’s Alex M. Robb Stakes, and third-place finishes in Laurel’s open Richard W. Small Stakes, plus the restricted Empire Classic at Belmont and Kings Point at Aqueduct.
A winner at first asking by a widening 8 1/2 lengths in New York-bred maiden special weight company going 6 furlongs at Saratoga, Beautyinthepulpit’s wins all came on dirt at distances up to 1 1/8 miles.
Beautyinthepulpit springs from an outstanding female family cultivated by accomplished New York breeder Albert Fried, Jr. His dam, Grade 2 multiple stakes winning juvenile Stolen Beauty, also produced stakes winner Moonlightandbeauty (herself the dam of Grade 3 winner Giant Moon and leading NY-bred sprinter Moonlight Song), and stakes-placed winner Stolen Thunder. Among the 57 black-type horses under Beautyinthepulpit’s first three dams are Grade 1 Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator, Canadian champion Eternal Search, and graded stakes-winning sires Niigon, Finality, and Jiggs Coz.
Beautyinthepulpit will stand as the property of Buckridge for a private fee, with the stud fee waived for mares who: have black type anywhere under the first two dams; who earned more than $50,000 on the track; who have produced a winner of $50,000 or more; and for breeders who send more than one mare per season.
“Beautyinthepulpit represents a unique opportunity for budget-conscious New York breeders,” said Buckridge owner Amy Boll. “Not only is he by Pulpit, one of the most sought-after sires of sires on the planet, he’s also out of a New York graded-stakes winning Deputy Minister mare, and he’s got the gorgeous shoulder you’d expect from that lineage. He won his debut at Saratoga in explosive fashion, maintained his form for six seasons of racing, and excelled at the sire-making one mile distance. We’re going to support him with our own mares — and we invite breeders to visit him in the coming months.”
The deal to send Beautyinthepulpit to Buckridge was brokered by New Jersey-based bloodstock agent Michael Slezak.