Leading Global Sire Put It Back Dies In Brazil At 23

Put It Back, who was a multiple Grade/Group 1 sire in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, has died at age 23, the South American publication Turf Diario reports.

The son of Honour and Glory stood at Haras Santa Maria de Araras in Bagé, Brazil, where he had become a pillar of the country’s stallion ranks.

Racing as a Florida homebred for Hobeau Farm and for trainer Allen Jerkens, Put It Back won seven of five starts, highlighted by victories in the Grade 2 Riva Ridge Stakes and the listed Best Turn Stakes.

He retired to stud at Bridlewood Farm in Florida, and he was a frequent shuttle stallion to Brazil for a decade until taking permanent residence in South America in 2013. He was named Brazil’s leading sire in 2014.

Put It Back has sired 17 crops of racing age, with 883 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $48.6 million.

His biggest star in either hemisphere succeeded in both hemispheres. Bal a Bali was named Brazil’s Horse of the Year in 2014 after winning four Group 1 races in his native country. He was then purchased by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm and brought to the U.S., where he became a top turf miler and notched victories in the G1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes and Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes.

His other Northern Hemisphere runners of note include Canadian champion Noholdingback Bear, and Grade 1 winner In Summation and Jessica Is Back.

Put It Back’s South American year-end award winners are plentiful, including Brazilian champions Beach Ball, Billy Girl, Desejado Put, Requebra, Billion Dollar, Skypilot, English Major, Nitido, and Garbo Talks. He also sired Uruguayan Horse of the Year Fitzgerald and champion Elliott Ness. The stallion even had a notable Japanese runner in Group 3 winner Black Bar Spin.

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