Grade 1 Winner Voodoo Song Retired; Stallion Plans Pending

Sheryl and Barry Schwartz announce the retirement from racing of their homebred Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song, as they enter the process for his placement as a stallion prospect.

The New York-bred son of English Channel, captured his first Grade 1 win at a mile in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. Voodoo Song defeated four other Grade 1 winners in that race including Yoshida, Heart to Heart, Divisidero and Delta Prince.

Owner Barry Schwartz spoke of his love for speedy turf runners saying, “I love frontrunning grass horses. Everyone takes back in grass races. It’s been the nature of grass racing and the world forever. I love those horses that go to the front and keep running.”

Though Voodoo Song was a speedy frontrunner, his tenacity was on full display. He won four consecutive races at Saratoga (five total in two years), a feat undone except for Hall of Famer Native Dancer, who had four consecutive wins in 1952.

Schwartz said. “You breed a lot of horses, and with each crop you hope you have a good one. It’s not that you’re surprised to get a good one. You’re thrilled that he’s grown into the kind of horse you can get excited about.”

As a 3-year-old Voodoo Song defeated eventual 2019 Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar, who was only defeated twice in his career, as well as, Yoshida in the G3 Saranac.

Out of the stakes-winning mare Mystic Chant, by Unbridled’s Song, Voodoo Song was bred in New York by Stonewall Farm, with lifetime earnings of $954,350.

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