Flashback, Dortmund Sold To Stand In Korea

The Korean stallion ranks will gain a pair of notable members from America’s Mid-Atlantic region in 2021, with the recent import of Flashback and Dortmund.

According to records kept by the Korea Racing Authority, the stallions arrived in the country on Jan. 19.

Flashback, an 11-year-old son of Tapit, previously stood at Diamond B Farms in Pennsylvania after beginning his stud career at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Kentucky.

He is best known as the sire of British Idiom, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2019, who secured the Eclipse Award off a campaign that included victories in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and Grade 1 Alcibiades Stakes.

Flashback has sired four crops of racing age, with 88 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $5.4 million. Beyond British Idiom, his most successful runners include Grade 1-placed Boujie Girl, Grade 3-placed Tripwire, and stakes winner Richiesgotgame.

Flashback won two of seven starts during his racing career, earning $405,730 highlighted by a victory in the G2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes. His three additional graded stakes placings include a runner-up effort in the G1 Santa Anita Derby.

Bred in Kentucky by William Andrade M.D. and Michael Hernon, Flashback is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Rhumb Line, making him a full-brother to Grade 1 winner Zazu.

Dortmund, a 9-year-old son of Big Brown previously stood at Bonita Farm in Maryland, where he entered stud in 2018. His first foals will be 2-year-olds of 2021.

One of the top runners of his crop, Dortmund won eight of 16 starts for earnings of $1,987,505. He entered the 2015 Kentucky Derby unbeaten in his first six starts, which included the G1 Santa Anita Derby and Los Alamitos Futurity, the G2 San Felipe Stakes, and the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

Dortmund left the gate in the Kentucky Derby as the betting public’s second choice, and he finished third behind eventual winner American Pharoah. He then finished fourth behind the eventual Triple Crown winner in the Preakness Stakes before getting some time off for the rest of the summer. The colt finished the seasons with wins in the non-graded Big Bear Stakes and the G3 Native Diver Stakes.

Dortmund was never able to capture the same spark in later campaigns, though he hit the board in three graded stakes at age four, including the G1 Pacific Classic and Awesome Again Stakes, before finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park.

Bred in Kentucky by Emilie Fojan, Dortmund is out of the stakes-winning Tale of the Cat mare Our Josephina.

Flashback and Dortmund will join multiple Grade 2 winner Race Day, also a son of Tapit, among Korea’s incoming stallions of 2021 with prior experience standing in the U.S. Race Day arrived in the country in December.

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