AP VALENTINE

AP Indy - Twenty Eight Carat, by Alydar | 1998 Horse - (View Pedigree)

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AP VALENTINE's Info:

Owner: Ol' Memorial Stable
Breeder: W. S. Kilroy
State Bred: KY
Winnings: 13 Starts: 3 - 2 - 2, $864,170

At 2: Won Champagne S. (G1)
At 3: 2nd Preakness S. (G1), Belmont S. (G1)

Foaled February 14, 1998.
Entered stud in 2002; stands at Cedar Creek Farm, Brenham TX.

May 2018: Pensioned to Old Friends in Kentucky along with a 2nd Cedar Creek stallion, River Squall).
Modified On: 5/25/2018

On February 14, 1998, Alydar’s daughter Twenty Eight Carat delivered a special valentine, a handsome bay son by A. P. Indy. He was raced by former University of Kentucky Wildcats coach Rick Pitino’s Ol’ Memorial Stable (then called Celtic Pride Stable), and it’s not hard to guess why they named him A P Valentine. A grandson of Seattle Slew and great-grandson of Secretariat, he raced from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito. At two he won the 2000 Champagne Stakes. At three he was a favorite for the Kentucky Derby, and in both the 2001 Preakness and Belmont Stakes he finished second to Point Given. Eventually retired with $864,170 earnings, he began an enthusiastically heralded breeding career at Ashford Stud in Kentucky, but—ironically for a horse named Valentine—he proved infertile. Reproductive specialist Dr. Phillip McCarthy restored a measure of fertility and at Watercress Farm in Kentucky, then Cedar Creek Farm in Texas, A P Valentine sired 28 registered foals. 21 of them became racehorses, and two, A P Valor and Ifonlyjohnny, earned more than $100,000 apiece. Many thanks to Dr. William Day, veterinarian and owner of Cedar Creek Farm, for A P Valentine’s retirement to Old Friends.

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