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Group 1 winner Long River to stand at Anchor & Hope - Maryland Horse Breeders Association
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Long River, an 8-year-old son of leading sire and sire of sires A.P. Indy out of Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1 winner Round Pond, has been retired and will stand his first season in 2019 at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit for a fee of $5,000 live foal.


“He’s going to be the last Group 1-winning son of A.P. Indy to retire, best we can tell,” said Louis Merryman of Anchor & Hope. “We feel fortunate to have a piece of history with us, never mind of this caliber, available to the Mid-Atlantic.”
Bred by Darley and campaigned under the Godolphin Racing banner, Long River raced from 2 to 8, won or placed in seven stakes in 27 starts and earned $770,347. His career highlight came at age 7 while based in Dubai after recording a Group 1 victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 at a mile and a quarter while leading throughout. Earlier in the meet he finished second to La Bernardin in the one-mile Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1.
Long River launched his career in New York at 2 with trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. He capped his juvenile season with a win, and put together a three-race win streak from 3 to 4, which included his first stakes score, Aqueduct’s Time for a Change Stakes, at one mile in December 2013. He followed with a victory in the mile and a sixteenth Evening Attire Stakes at Aqueduct in January. Attempting to extend the streak, he missed by a neck to his stablemate Romansh in the Grade 3 Excelsior. The blaze-faced chestnut concluded his season with third-place finishes in Belmont’s Jockey Club Gold Cup-G1 behind classic winner Tonalist, and Keeneland’s Fayette Stakes-G2 to Pick of the Litter and Departing.
Long River is the first foal for Round Pond, an earner of nearly $2 million and Grade 1 winner at 3 and 4 who sold for a record $5.75 million as a broodmare prospect in 2007. The daughter of Awesome Again is the dam of three winners from three to race, including 2018 stakes-placed Holland Park.
His third dam, Group 1-placed Coral Dance (Fr) is the dam of influential sires and classic-winning champions Black Minnaloushe and Pennekamp, four-time Grade 1 winner and millionaire Nasr El Arab and stakes winner Shaal.

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