Breeders’ Cup Winner Four Wheel Drive Retired To Stand In Japan

Four Wheel Drive, the winner of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, has been retired from racing, sold to Japan’s Thoroughbred Breeders Club, and he will begin stud duty in that country in 2021, BloodHorse reports.

The 4-year-old colt from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah ends his career with three wins in four starts, and earnings of $693,385. He was trained by Wesley Ward for owner Breeze Easy LLC.

Four Wheel Drive went unbeaten in three starts during his juvenile season, winning the Rosie’s Stakes at Colonial Downs in his debut, then taking the G3 Futurity Stakes before winning the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park. He raced only once at three, finishing seventh in a Churchill Downs allowance.

Bred in Kentucky by Glenvale Stud, Four Wheel Drive is out of the stakes-winning More Than Ready mare Funfair

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