Anchor Down sires first foal

Gray colt out of Black Coronas was foaled Jan. 16

Anchor Down’s first foal was born Jan. 16
Phoenix Farm and Racing

Multiple graded stakes winner Anchor Down, a miler by leading sire Tapit, was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 16, a gray colt born at Phoenix Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

Bred by Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm and Racing, the colt was produced from the Curlin mare Black Coronas, herself a daughter of graded stakes-placed stakes winner Tres Coronas. The immediate family includes Delaware Oaks (G3) winner Dark Nile.

“The foal is an impressive colt with good size and a lot of bone and substance,” said Gainesway director of sales Michael Hernon. “Anchor Down was a top miler on the New York circuit, so I would expect his foals to be fast like he was.”

Anchor Down won the Kelso Handicap (G2) in 1:32.90 over subsequent Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Tamarkuz. He also captured the one-mile Westchester Stakes (G3) by 6¾ lengths and was runner-up to Frosted in the Met Mile (G1).

Anchor Down is a half-brother to Test Stakes (G1) winner Sweet Lulu and a full brother to Grade 3 winner Iron Fist.

Anchor Down stands at Gainesway for a fee of $10,000 with live foal stands and nurses guarantee.