First foal for late New York stallion Combatant

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The late Grade 1 winner Combatant’s first foal, a filly out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Sadie’s Song, was born Saturday at Waldorf Farm. Photo courtesy of Rockridge Stud.

The late Grade 1 winner Combatant, a popular New York stallion in his first season, sired his first foal over the weekend.

Sadie’s Song, a 15-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song, delivered the filly by Combatant Saturday at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham. Bred by McConnell Racing, the newborn filly is the ninth foal out of Sadie’s Song, who is out of the Storm Cat mare Sharp Eyes.

Combatant, a son of Scat Daddy out of the Boundary mare Border Dispute, bred 85 mares in his first season at Rockridge Stud in Hudson. He died suddenly from colic in Chile in August, just after starting Southern Hemisphere duty at Haras Porta Pia.

The former Hronis Racing-owned Combatant was sold to Brian Levings of Levings Racing to stand at Rockridge in a deal brokered by Matt Bowling of Bowling Bloodstock, Colt Pike and David Ingordo.

Winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in 2020, Combatant retired to Rockridge with a record of 4-5-6 in 30 starts and earnings of $1,062,915. He stood his only season in New York for $7,500 LFSN.

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