Editorial, a son of top sire and rising sire of sires War Front and a half brother to champion and leading sire Uncle Mo, will enter stud in Chesapeake City, Md., in 2018. The 3-year-old will stand for a partnership between Climax Stallions LLC and Tom Bowman. A stud fee will be announced at a later date.
“We at Climax Stallions have been looking to get into the Maryland market, after success in Kentucky and California, and we feel Editorial is the perfect horse to showcase in Maryland,” said Sean Feld, managing director of Climax Stallions, to Thoroughbred Daily News. “Under the care of Todd Pletcher for Coolmore, Editorial displayed an impressive turn of foot which you always look for in a top sire. He has a phenomenal pedigree and the looks to match, he should thrive in the breeding shed.”
Editorial made two starts, both at seven and a half furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream Park. In his first, he missed by a head when second against older runners in April, then won a maiden special weight in June. Bowman told Thoroughbred Daily News, “When it comes to stallions, a major element is their genetics. When breeding to Editorial you will be able to tap into the genetics of two prominent sires in Uncle Mo and War Front. We think Maryland will accept Editorial with open arms.”
Editorial is one of six winners from seven foals of racing age for the stakes-placed Arch mare Playa Maya. Uncle Mo was the Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old of 2010, won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Champagne Stakes and earned of $1,606,000 from eight starts. With three crops to race, he ranks among the leading sires in the country. His first crop yielded champion juvenile Nyquist, winner of five Grade 1 races including the Kentucky Derby, Florida Derby and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, as well as additional Grade 1 winners Outwork and Gomo.