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.