Grade 2 Winner Leinster Retired To Pleasant Acres Stallions In Florida

Pleasant Acres Stallions is pleased to announce the arrival of Leinster (Majestic Warrior / Vassar, by Royal Academy) – who will stand in Florida for the 2022 breeding season for a $5,000 fee.

After earning $764,971 with a record of 6-6-5 from 24 starts, Leinster raced under Amy Dunne, Brenda Miley, Jean Wilkinson, and Westrock Stable. Now retired, Leinster is settling into his new home at Pleasant Acres Stallions ahead of the 2022 breeding season.

“Leinster is an exceptional addition to the stallion barn at Pleasant Acres Stallions,” said Joe Barbazon. “A world class turf sprinter, he brings with him two blazing fast track records in graded events and four triple digit Beyers.”

Out of the Royal Academy champion-producing mare Vassar, Leinster is half-brother to two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal – the champion turf male of 2018. In 2019, Leinster handily beat Stormy Liberal in the six-furlong $700,000 Grade 3 Runhappy Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs.

Leinster is a four-time graded stakes winner – including the 2020 G3 Troy Stakes in Saratoga where he beat multiple graded stakes winner and world record setting Disco Partner, as well as multiple graded stakes winner Pure Sensation. Leinster set his first track record that day when he covered 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon Turf in a time of 1:00.23, breaking the old track record of 1:00.46 set by Lady Shipman in 2015.

The Rusty Arnold trainee went on to set a Keeneland course record by racing 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:00.86 in the $150,000 G2 Shakertown Stakes, where he beat multiple graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Extravagant Kid – five times total in graded events.

Leinster topped off his impressive career by winning the $150,000 G2 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland after running second in the same race the previous year. He went on to finish third in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, where he beat the sensational multiple Grade 1 winner Got Stormy. In his final campaign, Leinster finished his career in style by winning the $100,000 G3 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes this past February.

“Track record holder at Saratoga and Keeneland. You don’t get any faster than that and a beautiful individual to go with it,” says Trainer George “Rusty” Arnold.

Leinster’s sire, Majestic Warrior (A.P. Indy / Dream Supreme, by Seeking the Gold) immediately excelled for his late owner and breeder and New York Yankees kingpin, George Steinbrenner. Majestic Warrior, a son of A.P. Indy, emerged in the competitive 2-year-old world of Saratoga in 2007 to win his 6 1/2 -furlong debut by 3 1/2 lengths and in his subsequent start, he rallied to take the G1 Hopeful Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths.

Leinster’s dam, Vassar (Royal Academy / Dixie Fine, by L’emigrant) has produced seven winners out of eight runners as a broodmare – where she has amassed $3.8 million in progeny earnings to date – and has produced exceptional athletes including a champion, two graded black type winners, one black type winner, one graded blacktype placer, and one blacktype placer.

Leinster joins stallions Amira’s Prince, Bellavia, Breaking Lucky, Bucchero, Curlin’s Honor, Gunnevera, Handsome Mike, Long On Value, Neolithic, No Never No More, Ride On Curlin, and Sweetontheladies, at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala.

Pleasant Acres Stallions has received many accolades for excellence, including 2017 Florida Freshman Sire of the Year for Poseidon’s Warrior, 2017 DRF Florida-bred Beyer Award, 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, 2009 Florida Broodmare of the Year, Breeder of the 2009 Florida Horse of the Year, and was ranked third in the nation for leading breeders in 2009 by average earnings per starter with 10 or more starters.

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