Leofric Relocates To Darby Dan Farm For 2022 Breeding Season

Leofric, a Grade 1-winning son of perennial leading sire and sire of sires Candy Ride (ARG), is being relocated from Rockridge Stud in New York to Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky for the upcoming breeding season, Darby Dan Farm announced today. His 2022 fee has been set at $7,500 S&N.

Winner of the prestigious G1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and the G2 Fayette Stakes at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., in back-to-back starts, as well as the G3 West Virginia Governor’s Stakes in 2018, Leofric bankrolled $951,040 in an exceptional racing career. All told, he won eight of 14 career starts and placed in four others, including a close third-place finish in the historic G1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., after leading to the final furlong. Retired to stud in 2020, Leofric is represented this year by his well-received first foals.

“There’s a lot to like about Leofric. He has a stallion’s pedigree, and his first foals are outstanding,” said Ryan Norton, stallion director at Darby Dan Farm. “Being a Grade 1 winner by Candy Ride, it makes a lot of sense to bring him to Kentucky now to give him every opportunity to succeed as a stallion and carry on his sire’s legacy. We are excited to share him with breeders.”

By Candy Ride, sire of Horse of the Year and G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Gun Runner (2022 stud fee of $125,000), an earner of $15,988,500 and runaway leading Freshman Sire this year, Leofric is among his esteemed sire’s top earners, which also include the likes of Grade 1 winners Shared Belief ($2,932,200); Game Winner ($2,027,500), who stands for $30,000; Misremembered ($1,306,709); Vekoma ($1,245,525), who stands for $17,500; and many others. Candy Ride has sired 17 G1 winners and six champions.

Leofric is produced from the Unbridled’s Song mare Lady Godiva, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Multiple Choice and stakes-placed multiple stakes producer Proposal. His second dam, Lady of Choice, is a half-sister to G1 winner and G1 producer Well Chosen and G3 winner In Contention. Leofric was a $330,000 purchase at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Leofric will stand as the property of a syndicate. For more information about Leofric, contact Ryan Norton at (859) 254-0424, by email at ryan@darbydan.com, or visit DarbyDan.com.

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