Becky Thomas and Boris Schwartzman are pleased to announce that graded stakes winner THE LIEUTENANT will stand the 2019 Southern Hemisphere Breeding Season at one of Peru’s leading stud farms, Haras Barlovento in Peru.
The bay colt by Champion 2-Year-Old & G1 Kentucky Derby winner STREET SENSE retired with $345,883 in earnings and Equibase Speed Figures of 116, 115, 110, etc. Trained in California by Mike McCarthy for Mr. & Mrs. William Warren, The Lieutenant won at Del Mar, Los Alamitos, Santa Anita winning the G3 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields defeating six graded performers. The Lieutenant placed second to multiple G1 winner Diversify in Belmont’s $700,000 G2 Suburban stakes outrunning G1 Hopportunity, G1 Tapwrit and G1 Discreet Lover, G2 War Story, etc. He also placed in Santa Anita’s $200,000 G2 Californian Stakes besting G1 Full Of Luck, G3 Curlin Road, etc.
He is out of KY Broodmare of the Year, STAGE MAGIC by GHOSTZAPPER and is ½ brother to undefeated Triple Crown Champion and Horse Of The Year, JUSTIFY. His first crop will arrive in 2020.
THE LIEUTENANT who stands at Sequel Stallions New York will be shuttling for the first time after his first breeding season in the U.S. He will go into quarantine at the end of June, 2019.
“We are so excited for THE LIEUTENANT to have a summer job at a leading stud farm in Peru,” said Becky Thomas. "The team at Haras Barlovento has just been great and they have a superb broodmare band. He will be bred to beautiful mares by leading American sires Smart Strike, Unbridled, Giant's Causeway, Candy Ride, Freud (3), Quiet American (2), Vindication, Stormy Atlantic, Mineshaft, Harlan's Holiday, Johannesburg, Kitten's Joy, Exchange Rate (2), Lookin at Lucky, Forest Wildcat, Dynaformer, Malibu Moon (2), Forestry, Pure Prize, Broken Vow, Sky Mesa, El Corredor and Grand Slam.
We are grateful to Marette Farrell for giving THE LIEUTENANT another opportunity to prove himself as a sire. Given the success of Street Sense and his incredible family, we are sure THE LIEUTENANT will become a highly sought after sire."