Multiple Graded Winner Yorkton Retired To Crestwood Farm

Yorkton, a multiple graded stakes winner by top-class sire Speightstown, will enter stud at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm in 2021. He will stand his first year at stud for $5,000 LF, and breeders will be offered a $1-million breeders’ incentive program.

Bred and raced by Chiefswood Stables, Limited, Robert Krembil said, “Yorkton comes from an elite family of Grade 1 winners, champions and sires. Yorkton showed superior athleticism and brilliant speed during his racing career, winning at distances from [six furlongs] to a mile. Chiefswood Stables is committing a significant number of our well-bred broodmares to Yorkton and look forward to giving him every chance to succeed.”

“We are very excited to add Yorkton to our stallion roster” said Marc McLean. “In addition to being an impressive racehorse from a top female family, Yorkton is an outstanding and correct physical with great muscling and size. We are also excited to offer a quality son of Speightstown, who continues to prove himself as a respected sire of sires. Chiefswood Stables is a top quality organization and they are deeply committed to maximizing Yorkton’s opportunities to succeed in the breeding shed and on the racetrack.”

Yorkton’s trainer, Stuart Simon remarked, “Yorkton was a classy and versatile horse to train. He possessed brilliant speed which carried him to graded stakes wins and placings on three different surfaces.”

Yorkton displayed precocity, front running speed, durability and class. He broke his maiden at two, and won stakes races at three, four, and five. Yorkton’s career included stakes victories from 6 1/2 furlongs and up to a mile, with a career top Beyer Speed Figure of 103. Yorkton won or placed in 10 stakes races, with earnings of $546,332.

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